Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was found in a park in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Tuesday morning, having apparently suffered stab wounds and a severe beating to his entire body. The man died later, police said.
The victim has been identified as Mamoru Matsue, 27. According to police, Matsue called a friend at 6:30 a.m. and said he was in trouble in the park in Higashi-Shimbashi. His friend and a companion got to the park around 7:30 a.m. and found Matsue sitting on the ground with his legs stretched out in front of him, unconscious. They took him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:15 p.m. Matsue's body reportedly showed injuries consistent with him having suffered a large number of blows to his arms and legs. There were also stab wounds on his body.
His shoes, wallet and cell phone were not found at the scene, leading police to believe that he was probably assaulted at another location before being moved to the park.© Compiled from news reports