Man arrested over murder of woman in Kyoto in October
Japan Today -- Nov 23
Police in Tokyo said Sunday they have arrested a 20-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing a 24-year-old woman who was found stabbed to death in her Kyoto apartment last month.

Police said the suspect, Nao Totsuka, has pleaded not guilty to killing Rumino Yamamura, Fuji TV reported. Yamamura’s body was found at around 2 p.m. on Oct 11 in her locked apartment in Shimogyo Ward. She had multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest.

Yamamura, a part-time worker, lived alone. A relative found her body after not being able to contact her since Oct 6.

Police said Totsuka and Yamamura had communicated with each other many times on social media and that Totsuka resembled a man seen walking side by side with Yamamura, on street surveillance camera footage taken near her apartment on the night of Oct 6.

京都市で24歳の女性が殺害された事件で、逮捕された東京都の男が事件の数日以内に京都に移動していたことが分かりました。  戸塚那生容疑者(20)は先月、京都市下京区の市営住宅で山村留美乃さんの胸や首などを10カ所以上刺して殺害した疑いで今月21日に逮捕されました。その後の調べで、戸塚容疑者が事件の数日以内に京都に移動していたことが新たに分かりました。戸塚容疑者は現場近くの防犯カメラに山村さんと2人で映っていた姿が確認されています。容疑者のその他の足取りは分かっていません。戸塚容疑者は容疑を否認しています。
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