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Chiba corpse-dismemberment case: Cops to charge woman with murder

Emi Takeuchi
Emi Takeuchi (center)

CHIBA (TR) – Chiba Prefectural Police are planning to charge a 25-year-old woman with the murder of her brother, whose body was found dismembered in a residence in the town of Shisui last month, reports Fuji News Network (Oct. 4).

Emi Takeuchi has told police that she killed her brother, Ryo Takeuchi, a 21-year-old employee at a welfare institution who had gone missing in late August, with a knife. “Due to day to day troubles, I killed my brother by stabbing him with a kitchen knife,” the suspect is quoted by police.

The suspect, who shared the residence with her brother, had previously admitted to cutting up his body after the killing. She already faces charges of destruction and abandonment of a corpse.

Acting on a tip, police on September 12 found a head and a severed leg inside separate plastic bags in a corner of the living room. Investigators found a total of 10 body parts in the residence.

Parts of the body and tissues soaked in blood were found in the toilet in what police believe was an attempt to destroy evidence.

On the day the body was found, an acquaintance of Ryo visited the residence after being unable to reach him since August 31. After the suspect turned the person away, police were notified.