TOKYO, JAPAN - A 27-year-old Japanese man was arrested after police reportedly found "multiple" dismembered bodies in coolers in his apartment in a city southwest of the capital.

A police spokesperson said the suspect confessed to cutting up the bodies and hiding them in cold-storage cases and covering them with cat litter.

Investigators were able to locate nine bodies in total; eight women and one man.

Amongst the bodies, police believe they found a missing 23-year-old woman they had been searching for.

The missing woman had reportedly contacted the suspect via social media. No word on what his motive was at this time.