Man arrested for abandoning body of 13-year-old girl in Osaka

Man arrested for abandoning body of 13-year-old girl in Osaka
Koji Yamada is escorted to the Takatsuki Police Station on Friday night.
PHOTO: The Japan News/ANN

A 45-year-old man, Koji Yamada, was arrested Friday night on suspicion of abandoning the body of a 13-year-old girl, Natsumi Hirata, from Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture.

Meanwhile, police found the body of a boy in Kashiwara of the prefecture. The police are trying to determine whether the body is that of Ryoto Hoshino, her 12-year-old male friend. Hoshino attended the same school and is believed to have been with her when she went missing.

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