A 28-year-old suspect who was arrested last month in Kamimikawa Town, Tochigi Prefecture, for abandoning the body of a high school girl in a rental car is suspected of being involved in the murder, and the police have decided to re-arrest him on suspicion of murder on the 29th, according to interviews with people involved in the investigation.

On the 19th of last month, a female student in the first year of high school living in Chiba Prefecture was found dead in the back seat of a rental car in Kamimikawa Town, Tochigi Prefecture, and the suspect Tatsuya Yasu (1) of Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture, who was driving, was arrested on suspicion of abandoning the body.

She has also been re-arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

According to the police, the female student died of suffocation due to compression of the neck, and the suspect was suspected of killing the female student, but according to those involved in the investigation, on the 28th, it was decided to re-arrest the student on suspicion of murder.

According to police, the suspect admitted to the charge of abandoning the body immediately after his arrest, but has remained silent since then.

According to those involved in the investigation, it seems that the two met for the first time two days before the incident through SNS, so the police will investigate the detailed circumstances that led to the murder.