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Kanagawa cops arrest man in killing of beautician

Kana Ofuji
Kana Ofuji

KANAGAWA (TR) – A man was arrested in connection with a beautician who was strangled at her home in Sagamihara City last year, police said on Saturday.

Toru Murakami, 39, is suspected of strangling Kana Ofuji, 23, at her apartment in June, 2016, TV Asahi reports (Feb. 18).

Murakami, who knew Ofuji, denies the charges. The suspect became a person of interest for police after his fingerprints were found on the victim’s furniture.

The victim’s room showed no signs of forced entry and did not appear to be disturbed. Police concluded the crime was carried out by an acquaintance.

Police are investigating whether the pair got into an altercation when the suspect visited her home, TBS News reported (Feb. 18).