Japan’s Police Investigate Possible Serial Killer

TOKYO — The police in Tokyo arrested a man suspected of murder on Tuesday, and the Japanese news media reported that parts of nine bodies had been found in his apartment, raising the possibility that investigators had uncovered a serial killer. ( read original story ...)

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