Kumamoto University female researcher murder arrest cleaning officer “knew contact information” police

Kumamoto University Female Researcher Killed Cleaning Officer Arrested “I Knew Contact Information” Police September 13 12:44

In the case of the murder of a research fellow at Kumamoto University in Kumamoto City, a 67-year-old man who was a cleaning worker at the apartment where the woman lives was arrested by police on suspicion of abandoning her body. Police are investigating the murder because the man said he knew the woman and “knew the contact information.”

Arrested is Suspect Kazuhiro Kumagai, 67, unemployed in Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City.

On the 7th of this month, a researcher at Kumamoto University, Tomosato Hagiwara, 35, who lives nearby, was found hanged and killed in a ditch on the side of a city road in Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, and police were investigating the murder.

As a result, there was a growing suspicion that Kumagai, who had previously been a cleaning worker, had abandoned his body in the apartment building where Mr. Hagiwara lived, and he was arrested on suspicion of abandoning the body in the early morning of the 13th.

According to the police, Kumagai said he had “thrown away the body” in response to the investigation and admitted the charges.

In addition, after admitting that he had met Mr. Hagiwara, he said, “I also knew the contact information.”

It has been confirmed that Hagiwara worked at the university until the evening before he was found dead, and police believe he was involved in the incident after his work and that Kumagai was also involved in the killing.