She answered an invite on a dating app
Her dismembered body parts were found not long after that
March 01, 2018
(OSAKA, JAPAN) – One of the last things the unidentified 27-year old woman did before she was murdered seemed so innocent at the time. Millions of people worldwide do it.
She answered an invitation on a dating app. That was the last date she would ever accept.
On Feb. 17th police in Japan found dismembered body parts believed to belong to a Japanese woman who vanished after meeting up with an American tourist via a dating app.
The woman’s torso, arms and legs were found a day after police found a human head stuffed into a suitcase at a lodging facility in Osaka, a Japanese port city some 250 miles south-west of Tokyo.
The man that was arrested as a suspect has been identified in Japanese media as Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar, 26, of New York.
Police arrested him last week on suspicion of illegally confining the woman to a rental property in Osaka.
The woman vanished after telling a friend on February 15th she was traveling from the inland city of Sanda to meet a man. According to one Japanese news report citing anonymous sources, the pair had been in contact through a dating app that matches Japanese people with foreigners.
The news report, by Kyodo news said the two were seen on CCTV video entering a condominium early on February 16th but later video footage appeared to show the man repeatedly going in and out of the property carrying a large bag. The report added that traces of blood were found at the property.
On Saturday February 17th a head was found in that suitcase, then on Sunday police discovered an unclothed torso in a mountainous area of Osaka prefecture and that was followed by the discovery of severed arms about four-tenths of a mile from the torso and after that the discovery of two legs in a wooded area in Kyoto, Japan.
How the woman was killed is not yet known.
Japanese news reports say it is believed that Bayraktar used dating apps to communicate with a number of women since his arrival in Japan in January.
One news report says police have confirmed those women are safe and have not been harmed.