MIYAGI (TR) – Miyagi Prefectural Police on Tuesday arrested the former boyfriend of a girl whose corpse was discovered earlier this month in Kurihara City, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Sep. 29).
Police charged Ryo Sato, a 29-year-old construction worker from Toda City, Saitama Prefecture, with abandoning the corpse of 17-year-old Mayu Shiratori.
On September 12, skeletal remains were found in a wooded area near a vacant home owned by the father of the suspect in the Kurikomamonji area of Kurihara. The body had been concealed by leaves and two tires. It was clothed in white pants and a black top.
On Sunday, police said that a DNA analysis confirmed that the remains are that of Shiratori.
Earlier this year, Shiratori, a native of Sendai, had been reported missing by relatives.
In November and December of last year, Shiratori had lodged a complaint with Saitama Prefectural Police about trouble with her boyfriend. She subsequently returned to Sendai.