After the incident, the male assailant dropped a knife that is believed to have been used in the crime before fleeing the scene, police said
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Chiba Prefectural Police are treating the case as murder
Suspect told police, 'We got into a fight about her assets on the night of September 25'
Suspect bought ice chest, renovated bathroom and replaced seat in car
Dental records and other information were used to confirm that the body is that of a 75-year-old woman from Yachimata City
With gray hair, the woman was attired in a red blouse, blue pants and socks, police said
Thieves gained access to the office by smashing a window on the first floor, police said
Suspect told police 'I was troubled by money, so I answered an advertisement for a high-paying job'
Body parts of a woman have been found along beaches in Chiba Prefecture over the past month
Suspect told police upon his arrest, 'I collected the money, but I did not speak in harsh tones'