Toyama: Man, 22, accused of setting fire to corpse of girlfriend -- Aug 09
Toyama Prefectural Police have arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly setting fire to the corpse of his girlfriend at their residence in Takaoka City, reports Jiji Press (Aug. 9).

On around August 4, Ryota Kimura, of no known occupation, allegedly set fire to the body of Shiori Kobayashi inside the residence.

Upon his arrest on suspicion of abandoning and mutilating a corpse on Sunday, Kimura admitted to the allegations, the Takaoka Police Station said.

The investigation is continuing on suspicion of murder.

On Saturday, an acquaintance of Kimura consulted with police. Officers arriving at the residence found the partially burned body of Kobayashi inside.

In addition to determining the circumstances that led to the incident, police will use the result of an autopsy scheduled for Sunday to determine the cause of death.

富山県高岡市で同居する20歳の女性の遺体を自宅に遺棄し、一部を焼いたとして22歳の男が逮捕されました。  高岡市野村の無職・木村良大容疑者(22)は、4日ごろから9日まで、同居する交際相手の小林志織さん(20)の遺体を自宅マンションに遺棄し、遺体の一部を焼いた疑いが持たれています。警察によりますと、8日、木村容疑者の知人から相談を受けた警察が部屋を訪れ、小林さんの遺体を見つけました。小林さんの遺体は腐敗が進んでいたということです。取り調べに対し、木村容疑者は遺体を焼いたことを認めているということです。木村容疑者と小林さんは2人で暮らしていて、警察は小林さんが死亡した経緯を調べています。
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