Tokyo police believe 1 of 2 severed heads found in ice cooler belongs to missing woman

Tokyo police found two severed heads inside an ice cooler inside a residence in Zama City on Monday
Tokyo police found two severed heads inside an ice cooler inside a residence in Zama City on Monday (NHK)

KANAGAWA (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police suspect one of two severed heads found in a residence of a man in Zama City belong to a missing woman, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Oct. 31).

At 4:00 p.m. on Monday, police entered the second-floor residence, located in the Midorigaoka area, and found two severed heads inside an ice cooler. Several other ice coolers are inside the premises, police said, but their contents were not divulged.

On October 21, the parents of the woman, a 23-year-old resident of Hachioji City, were unable to contact their daughter. Three days later, the older brother of the woman lodged a missing persons report with the Takao Police Station.

Seeking a partner with whom to commit suicide

According to police, the woman posted a message on Twitter saying that she was seeking a partner with whom to commit suicide. She also is known to have corresponded with the man who lives in the residence, aged in his 20s, on at least one occasion on a site for people seeking to take their lives.

An examination of security camera footage taken at Odakyu Sobudai-Mae Station, which is located near the residence, on October 23 shows the woman with the man.

The man is currently undergoing questioning on suspicion of abandoning a corpse. He told police, “I did this several times before.”

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