Photo/IllutrationA woman’s body was found buried about 10 meters from this road on a mountain in Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture, on June 9. (Ryo Sasaki)

SHIZUOKA--Police arrested one man and detained another on June 12 over the disappearance of a nurse who was abducted by two men in a carjacking recorded by a security camera last month, investigators said.

The arrested man, who is unemployed and in his 40s, turned himself in at a police station in Nagoya on June 11 and indicated he was involved in the woman’s abduction, police said. He is suspected of confining the woman.

He told police that a group of men abducted the woman, and that he did not know her, according to investigators.

Police also detained a man in his 20s, whom police suspect became acquainted with the unemployed suspect over the Internet.

The body of a woman found buried on a mountain on June 9 has not been identified, but the frame matches that of the missing 29-year-old nurse from Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, police said.

According to investigators, the nurse worked at a hospital in Hamamatsu on the morning of May 26 and returned home. Around 1 p.m., she drove away from her home and spent time at a gym in the city.

After she entered her car in the parking lot of the gym in the evening, the two men jumped into the vehicle, and the car started to run, police said, referring to security camera footage.

The nurse’s family reported her missing on May 28.

Her black car was found in late May in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture. The body believed to be the nurse was discovered about 100 kilometers away in Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture, around 6 p.m. on June 9.

The entire unclothed body was buried in a hole about 20 centimeters deep, around 10 meters from a mountain road. Travel data showed that her vehicle was in the same area on May 27, according to police.

The cause of death has not been determined.

The nurse reportedly had no trouble with others, and police said they suspect she did not know the two men.

A pair of eyeglasses and cosmetic products, apparently belonging to the victim, were found in the area. However, her mobile phone and wallet were missing.

Police suspect the two men removed items that could identify the body.

Another security camera installed in a pachinko parlor in the same building as the gym recorded the two men walking with another man immediately before the carjacking, police said.

Police set up an investigation headquarters for the case at the Hamamatsu-Higashi Police Station on the day the body was found.