Japanese men barbecue, curry victim

2012-10-04 09:44

Tokyo - Three men who barbecued and curried the remains of their victim were being held by authorities in Japan, police and reports said on Thursday.

The trio used a hammer to dismember Kazuyuki Kobayashi, before grilling parts of his body and getting rid of it in mountains in rural Japan, a police spokesperson said.

Broadcaster TV Asahi said two of the men had confessed to killing Kobayashi and stewing some of his flesh in a curry, in an effort to hide the smell.

Tasuku Shimaoka, aged 34, Keita Yoshida, aged 30, and Koji Kawamura, aged 40, were arrested last week on charges of dismembering Kobayashi, who had been missing for around three years, the police spokesperson said.

It is common for Japanese police to arrest suspects on lesser charges initially in order to extend the time they are allowed to keep them in custody.

Media reported Kobayashi's body had been stored in a warehouse refrigerator in Tokyo before being taken to Niigata in the country's north.

"The suspects conspired between July and August of 2011 and used a hammer-like object to destroy [Kobayashi's body]. They then cooked the flesh on a barbecue grill," the spokesperson said.

"They damaged and dumped the remains in mountains," he said, without elaborating further.

Local reports said there was some kind of money trouble among the men.

Yoshida has admitted all charges against him, Kawamura has confessed to some, while Shimaoka is maintaining his innocence, the police spokesperson said.

  • classwar.trotsky - 2012-10-04 09:56

    Strange that Jap's curried him, I would have thought they would have made sushi or ramen noodles.

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-10-04 10:00

    Chommie kababs

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-04 10:07

    These guys should be locked away for life! You should NEVER curry your braaivleis!

      teresa.villarini - 2012-10-04 10:27

      Bwaaahaaa lmao! No never curry braaivleis!

      Desilusionada - 2012-10-04 14:42

      Crappy reporting from N24 as usual. No details as usual. Was it Masala, Green Curry, Vindaloo, Korma.....? Mind they did say the meat was stewed in the curry (the tripe perhaps?), not the braaivleis. Perhaps these guys are not uncultured as we presumed. Then again Noodle Victim. Shudder. Shudder. With Rice yes. Eisch.......

  • - 2012-10-04 10:22

    Makes you wonder what goes into a bunny chow...

      msophiasharp - 2012-10-04 10:41

      No chow mein....

  • Burton Goliath - 2012-10-04 10:30

    they are really sick, wonder what they told each other: sien jou by die braai

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  • Michael - 2012-10-04 13:01

    Did they eat the grilled meat? Otherwise that's vleis mors.

  • roger.kaputnick.90 - 2012-10-04 17:51

    Japanese...the new white meat!

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