Hairdresser arrested for allegedly burying corpse of man, 89, in Ibaraki
tokyoreporter.com -- Aug 09
Ibaraki Prefectural Police have re-arrested a 56-year-old female hairdresser for allegedly burying the corpse of an elderly male acquaintance who went missing in Naka City earlier this year, reports the Sankei Shimbun.

On Wednesday, police accused Kazue Kato of dumping the body of Kazuharu Shimazu, 89, whose corpse was found buried on a property along a farming road in the Sugaya area on July 23.

Shimazu is a native of Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture. In June of last year, he moved into the residence of a relative for medical reasons. The residence is located close to where his body was found.

Shimazu went missing after being seen in the neighborhood of the residence on June 6.

First arrested for theft

Kato also lives in Naka. On July 20, police first arrested her on suspicion of theft. During questioning, she revealed the location of the body.

Police are now questioning Kato regarding the circumstances of Shimazu's death.

茨城県那珂市で、土の中に埋められた89歳の男性の遺体が見つかった事件で、警察は知人の女を死体遺棄の疑いで逮捕する方針を固めました。 先月23日、那珂市の農道で、島津一春さんが土の中に埋められた状態で死亡しているのが見つかりました。
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