All papers reported today that an American man who was arrested by the Hyogo police last week for the confinement of a Japanese woman in her 20s in Osaka has confessed to his involvement in the abandonment of what is believed to be her severed head that the police discovered at a lodging facility in Nishinari Ward in Osaka on Saturday. The 26-year-old suspect was seen on security camera footage walking into an apartment in the lodging facility, which he had rented, with the missing woman on Feb. 16. Although the man was also seen leaving and entering the lodging facility several times carrying a large suitcase afterwards, the woman was never seen leaving it. The police, who have been investigating the disappearance of the woman from Hyogo, allegedly found the head at the rental apartment. Mainichi suspected that the American man may have abandoned the dismembered body parts of the victim in several locations.