In a rather shocking turn of events, a body of a missing woman was found naked and tied to a tree in a remote forest in Japan. The missing woman was identified as Rina Arano, 23, who worked in the adult film, was reported missing on June 8. Her partially decomposed body was reportedly discovered days later.
As per the New York Post reports, investigators found CCTV footage outside a train station in Ibaraki Prefecture that showed Arano getting into a car on June 5 with a man, identified as 33-year-old Hiroyuki Sanpei.
Sanpei and Arano had exchanged private messages on Twitter before the woman disappeared.
Meanwhile, Arano’s family filed a missing report three days later and cops launched a search for the woman and released a description to help locate her.
Arano’s partially-decomposed body was discovered by her fans on June 14 in a forest in Hitachiota, Ibaraki Prefecture. Meanwhile, the exact location is reported to be a less than mile off the road near Sanpei’s luxurious villa.
The reports also quoted cops informing that the young woman’s body was tied to a tree and had no clothes on, and some signs suggested she had been dead for nearly two weeks.
Sanpei was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and confining Arano. However, he denied the allegations but admitted he had picked up Arano and taken her to his villa, where he briefly handcuffed her with her consent.
Meanwhile, cops have even found pictures on Sanpei’s phone featuring the woman in handcuffs. Sanpei claimed that the photos, which were taken as evidence, were captured with Arano’s consent, NextShark reported.
Meanwhile, the man also claimed he later dropped Arano off at a nearby store. However, investigators found her cellphone inside his house.
During their search at Sanpei’s villa cops found a mattress in the basement along with items that suggested somebody had been living there. A drive recorder installed inside his car showed pictures of Sanpei driving down the forest road close to where the victim’s body was found.
The autopsy reports suggest that Arano’s cause of death was - fractured hyoid bone, which is situated underneath the tongue and jaw.
During the probe, investigators suggested that it is possible the young woman was fatally strangled but did not reveal details about the events that led to her death.
Sanpei was arrested but not charged for the crime as the investigation continues.
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