Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a park in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday.
According to police, the man, who has been identified as local resident Yoshinobu Shimizu, 64, was found in the park at around 12:30 a.m. Monday, Fuji TV reported. Police say there were several bruises on Shimizu’s face and body.
Police say Shimizu was around 130 cm tall and used a walking stick. The coroner’s report suggested that he had died around 24 hours before his body was discovered, leading police to believe that Shimizu was killed in another location and his body then dumped in the park.