Install

Get the latest updates as we post them — right on your browser

. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Suspect Admits Killings




MOSCOW -- A man suspected of killing a Japanese woman and her Russian boyfriend has confessed to the crime, a news report said Tuesday.


The suspect was arrested Sunday and led police to several sites around the Far East city of Vladivostok, where the victims' remains had been scattered, Itar-Tass said. He then confessed to the killings, Interfax cited prosecutors as saying.


Moritako Riko, who taught Japanese in Vladivostok, vanished in late July with her boyfriend, Zakhar Kozlov. Police suspected foul play after finding blood stains and signs of a struggle in her apartment.


The suspect, identified only as K., an employee of the Dalmoreprodukt fishing company, had known Riko and Kozlov well and visited them often, the report said. It added that several of Riko's belongings were found at the suspect's home.