An American tourist from New York was arrested in connection with a Japanese investigation regarding a missing Japanese woman whose severed arms, legs and torso were found in various parts of the mountains in Kyoto and Osaka on Monday. The American tourist was the last person seen with the woman before she disappeared. The American, Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar, 26, was arrested Thursday after police found the body parts. Soil-covered limbs were found in Shimamoto and Yamashina with no signs of any wounds apart from the severing cuts. The belongings of the Japanese woman, including her clothes, have still not been found.
The tourist was found with the woman's severed head in his suitcase and <a href="https://nypost.com/2018/02/26/tourist-brings-cops-to-corpse-that-belonged-to-severed-head/">confessed to the disposal of her corpse</a> before he explained to the police where the other body parts (strewn across several cities) could be found.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">American tourist suspected of woman's murder in custody in Japan <a href="https://t.co/YOitf7CT4V">https://t.co/YOitf7CT4V</a></p>— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) <a href="https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/967861795431047168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 25, 2018</a></blockquote>
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“I abandoned the dead body of a woman who was with me,” Vasilievich told Japanese authorities.
The Big Apple resident was initially brought in on suspicion, but now police are planning to serve the New Yorker with a new arrest warrant in relation to disposing and damaging the body. Vasilievich had been exchanging messages with the suspect on social media and was found while police were searching the short-term lodging facility where he was staying. It is believed that the American tourist was staying in several condos and minpaku (short-term residences) since he arrived in Japan. Video footage has also been uncovered showing the man and woman entering the condo together.
From that point on she is not shown to leave, however, the tourist was recorded coming and going, each time carrying the travel bag. The room was sprayed with air freshener, but no blood was found in the bathroom or elsewhere.