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Man’s headless body found in Japanese hotel room World News


The discovery was made by staff at a hotel in Sapporo, Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido, according to state broadcaster NHK News.

Tuesday, 4 July 2023 at 19:52, United Kingdom

The body of a headless man has been found in a hotel in Japan, according to reports.

The decapitated body, believed to be that of a 62-year-old local, was found in a hotel room in Sapporo, the main island of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, according to state broadcaster NHK News.

The discovery was reportedly made by staff in the bathroom of a room on the second floor of a hotel in the city’s Susukino red-light district on Sunday afternoon.

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Police retrieved CCTV from the scene, which showed the man entered with another person on Saturday night, NHK news reported.

The other person was reportedly seen leaving alone around 2 a.m. on Sunday.

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Another website, Kyodo, said the person was seen leaving with a black suitcase that police believe contained the victim’s head and clothing.

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An autopsy on the man’s body revealed he was likely decapitated with a knife after his death, the website reported.

Police are looking for people who left the hotel room and more than 200 officers are reportedly involved in the search.


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