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Hyogo prefectural police (R) are pictured at the scene as they investigate an apartment (L) where a decapitated head was found in Osaka on February 25, 2018. Japanese police are questioning a US man in custody after a decapitated head was found in an Osaka apartment he was renting, local media reported on February 25.

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American Tourist Suspected Of Dismembering Woman In Japan

What is it with American tourists killing and chopping up people on trips to Asia?

According to The Asahi Shinbum reports, a 26-year-old American tourist naed Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar is being questioned after a severed human head was found inside a suitcase left at the Osaka hotel where he was staying on February 24.

Bayraktar was arrested on Feb. 22 on suspicion of keeping a 27-year-old woman from Sanda, Hyogo Prefecture captive in an apartment room in Osaka’s Higashinari Ward. The woman had been missing since Feb. 16th after telling a friend she planned to meet a man she’d met on a social networking site.

Security camera footage showed the woman and a man believed to be Bayraktar meeting at a location near JR Morinomiya Station in Osaka around midnight and entering the apartment building in Higashinari Ward together. The woman didn’t appear on any other footage near the apartment, but footage showed the man leaving the building alone several times. He repeatedly enterted and left the building carrying a large bag, according to sources.

The Sanda woman, who has not been identified, left her office on February 15th and headed to Osaka. Her whereabouts were unknown after the battery on her mobile phone went dead afterward.

Bayraktar, who is a New York resident, arrived at the Kansai International Airport in Japan in January to sightsee for up to 90 days, which doesn’t require a visa. He booked the room in Osaka beginning February 12th and was taken into custody in Nara Prefecture on Feb. 22, about a month into his stay.

The suspect has refused to answer questions and initially denied allegations of wrongdoing.

Bayraktar was taken into custody in Nara Prefecture on Feb. 22.

More dismembered body parts have also been discovered in mountainous regions of Osaka and Kyoto since Bayraktar was taken into custody, according to NHK reports. The outlet also claims Bayraktar has admitted to abandoning the remains.

SMH. This is just awful. Prayers go out to this woman’s family.

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