Then, late on Sunday, police discovered an unclothed torso in a mountainous part of the wider Osaka prefecture.
The mother of an American male in custody in connection with the disappearance of a 27-year-old woman, who police believe is dead, told Nippon News Network (Feb. 25) that their son has a fondness for Japan.
The woman left work February 15 and traveled to Osaka; she told a friend she was meeting an American she had met online, and the Washington Post reports she posted to Instagram that she was off to meet "Jay". The woman did not reappear in the footage, but "he was seen repeatedly going in and out of the building alone with a travel bag".
Local media reported that video footage from a surveillance camera showed her entering the condominium with the man.
Media reports said that last week police arrested Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar, 26, from NY, on suspicion of keeping the missing Japanese woman captive at his home in Osaka.
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Bayraktar is believed to have used dating apps to communicate with a number of women since his arrival in Japan in January.
During his stay for about a week from February 12 at the Higashinari lodging, security camera footage showed four or five women entering the premises with a man believed to be the suspect, the sources said.
The discovery of detached head that reportedly belonged to a missing woman in Osaka, Japan.
The man has reportedly denied all the allegations against him.
Bayraktar was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 22, after police received a tip that the American tourist was confining a woman inside his vacation rental at Osaka's Higashinari Ward. He is thought to have taken several other women into the same Higashinari apartment, although police have confirmed they are safe, according to the Mainichi newspaper.