Japanese Man Allegedly Kills Girlfriend in San Jose Airbnb
A Japanese man is facing life imprisonment over the alleged murder of his girlfriend at an Airbnb property in San Jose, California.
Ryoichi Fuseya, 25, was arrested on Feb. 19, a day after his girlfriend, Yuiko Takaoka, 26, was found lifeless at the rental cottage on Mountain View Avenue in East Foothills, a neighborhood in San Jose, Calif.
Takaoka, who was a Japanese national, was found “covered under some blankets on a bed with a large amount of blood and major trauma (contusion) under her chin,” according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Leslie.
Aside from “multiple blood-soaked blankets and sheets,” deputies also found a photo of the couple, a single piece of mail for Fuseya and a bloody kitchen knife, which they believe was used to slay Takaoka, according to The Mercury News.
Statement of Facts: Woman found dead at Airbnb rental home in #SanJose Tuesday was stabbed to death. She is identified as Yuiko Takaoka. Boyfriend, 25 yr old Ryoichi Fuseya arraigned on murder charges. pic.twitter.com/Wmdm8xVH0X
Fuseya was arraigned on Feb. 21 in the Santa Clara County Superior Court on one count of murder with a weapon enhancement. So far, no motive for the crime has been documented.
“It was a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship from what we know,” said Deputy District Attorney Carlos Vega, according to KRON 4. “At this point, the case is ongoing.”
UPDATE: The house where the woman was found dead is an Airbnb, neighbors say. One where separate rooms are rented out. I spoke with two men who have stayed there the past 2 days. They say they never saw a woman. Detectives interviewed them as well and they were released. #SanJosepic.twitter.com/7gZvJNwza6