Brazil Missing Japanese Woman’s Body Arrested 18-Year-Old Man on Murder Charge November 18 13:13
A woman’s body was found in Goias province in midwestern Brazil on the 16th, and local police confirmed her whereabouts as a 43-year-old Japanese woman who had lost track of her whereabouts. Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder and other charges, including that the man “attacked him to get money” against the investigation.
According to police in Goias, midwestern Brazil, on the 15th of this month, after receiving a call that “I do not know the whereabouts of a Japanese woman I know,” police and fire department searched and found the woman’s body in the mountains the next day.
The body was identified as Akamatsu Hitomi, 43, who had lost his whereabouts, and police arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder after conducting an investigation based on security camera footage near the scene.
In response to the police investigation, the man admitted the charges, saying, “I attacked a woman on the 10th of this month to get money to buy drugs, and she hanged herself and killed her because she was in a commotion.”
According to the police, Akamatsu had lived in Brazil for about two years, and the Japanese Embassy in Brasilia, the capital, said, “We know that a Japanese woman in her 40s is missing. We are currently reviewing the details and will provide appropriate support to our families.”