Police have formally arrested the 26-year-old and he has confessed to "abandoning the woman's body", according to national broadcaster NHK.
Japanese police investigating the discovery of a woman's severed head have reportedly uncovered several other body parts in different locations, acting on information from an American in custody over her disappearance.
The man was apparently the last person seen with the woman, a 27-year-old office worker who was reported missing on February 16. Now, a gruesome twist: That woman's head was on Saturday found in another apartment tied to Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar.
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The woman left work February 15 and traveled to Osaka; she told a friend she was meeting an American she had met online, and the Washington Post reports she posted to Instagram that she was off to meet "Jay".
Video footage also showed the suspect repeatedly going in and out of the condominium building alone with a suitcase, Kyodo said.
Eventually, he led investigators to a woman's naked torso in a mountainous area of the Osaka Prefecture, then two arms placed side by side about 600 yards from the torso, then a pair of legs in the neighboring Kyoto Prefecture, the Asahi Shimbun said.
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After that point, the man is seen leaving the building on his own on several occasions and, at times, he was seen carrying a large bag, the site reported. The footage does not show the woman ever leaving the premises.
In an interview with Nippon TV in NY, the suspect's parents told the network that their son loved Japan and wanted to marry a Japanese woman, and they said he would never commit a murder.
Bayraktar is believed to have stayed in a number of condos rented to tourists since arriving in Japan.
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Japanese media reported Bayraktar was from NY but didn't specify where. He moved there with his mother and her husband about a decade ago, neighbor Luanne Pisano told the New York Daily News.