All victims identified in Zama incident
Jiji -- Nov 10
All of the remaining eight victims have been identified in a case where dismembered bodies of nine people were found at an apartment in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, police said early Friday.

In the case, Takahiro Shiraishi, a 27-year-old resident of the apartment, has been arrested on suspicion of body abandonment. He has told police investigators that he killed all nine people.

Shiraishi is believed to have cut up their bodies in the apartment's bathroom and put dismembered bodies in cooler and other boxes in the apartment.

The nine victims, aged between 15 and 26 from Tokyo and four other prefectures, include three high school students. One of them has already been identified as Aiko Tamura, 23, from Hachioji, Tokyo.

The remaining eight victims were identified as Akari Suda, 17, from the city of Fukushima, Kureha Ishihara, 15, from Oura, Gunma Prefecture, Natsumi Kubo, 17, from the city of Saitama, Hinako Sarashina, 19, from Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, Hitomi Fujima, 26, from Kasukabe, Saitama, Mizuki Miura, 21, from Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Shogo Nishinaka, 20, from Yokosuka, Kanagawa, and Kazumi Maruyama, 25, from Yokohama, Kanagawa.

神奈川県座間市のアパートで9人の遺体が見つかった事件で、警視庁は9人全員の身元を特定したと発表しました。 白石隆浩容疑者(27)のアパートの部屋からは9人の遺体が見つかりました。これまでに、東京・八王子市の田村愛子さん(23)以外の身元は特定されていませんでした。

News sources: Jiji, ANNnewsCH
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