Two arrested for abducting Kyoto high schooler who was later found dead

Japan Times -- Dec 13
A 38-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were arrested Sunday in western Japan for allegedly kidnapping a female high school student who was later found dead at the man’s apartment, police said.

The man, Koshiro Irie, and woman, Emu Kinjo, are suspected of luring Sena Shinohara, 19, over the phone on Saturday from Kyoto Prefecture to Irie’s house in Shiga Prefecture. Irie has denied kidnapping her, while Kinjo has admitted to the allegation, police said.

There was no indication the victim had sustained any physical injury. The police will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death and investigate further.

Shinohara was found at Irie’s house with no vital signs when firefighters rushed to the site and found her lying in a hallway.

Authorities received a call from a woman, likely Kinjo, around 10:50 a.m. Sunday. The caller said the teenager had lost consciousness and was not breathing, firefighters and police said.

19歳の女子高校生を誘拐した疑いで、男女2人が逮捕された。 女子高校生は死亡していて、警察は死因を調べている。 - FNNプライムオンライン