Television host Muge Anli questioned Himmet Akturk about the disappearance of Irmak Kupal, a young girl who went missing outside her home in western Turkey, the Daily Mail reported.
After Anli pressured him for an answer, Akturk broke down and confessed he raped, strangled, and put Kupal in a sack, which he then dumped in a public bin.
But the next day the bin hadn't been emptied so Akturk took the body out and buried it in a vineyard.
Kupal's family contacted the show after police said they believed Kupal was kidnapped. Akturk was believed to be a family friend of the girl but his full relationship to the family is unknown.
Akturk was arrested immediately after making the confession and led police to where Kupal was buried and police found her body two days later.
Police also found hair and blood at Arturk's home, believed to be from Kupal.
The footage surfaced during Arturk's court case where he was convicted. A further hearing would be held for sentencing.