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27-year-old man dies after being found beaten, stabbed in Tokyo park

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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.

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Horrible news. RIP 27 year old guy.

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I would say it is likely that the phone, etc was taken off him(stolen) while he was waiting for his friends. Don't think he would have been in a state to prevent it.

How is that for armchair detecting?

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Not to worry, the JT armchair detectives are on the case.

Sooo funny. I thoink they are better than the JT armchair love hotel visitors :)

i do not understand how the guy was able to call but after that he had no cell phone.

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Probably he is a victim of some kinda revenge, money or women must be the cause behind his death.

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If I remember correctly, similar things have happened a few times in recent years.

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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.

I have a problem with this. Something's not right. He calls his friend to say he's in trouble in THAT park, then loses his phone - presumably during the assault. So what could possibly make the police believe he was assaulted elsewhere THEN brought to the park?

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So who was this poor man?

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Wow! 15 comments and no Yak speculation.

so hold on, if his cell phone was not found, how did he make the call?

Very loudly?

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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.

so hold on, if his cell phone was not found, how did he make the call?

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...It is better to call your friends than 119. They take way too long to get there. R.I.P. Ummmm, he called at 630 and his buds took an hour to get there. How long does it take for the po-po? Actually, maybe you are right.

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Good call WilliB. My god there are some know-alls out there.

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Not to worry, the JT armchair detectives are on the case. Fact is, we know nothing about what happened; the speculations here are worth the pixels on the screen.

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Wasn't out the other night with that Kabuki mob was he??

Should have called the cops first...poor guy

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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

One hour ... must be a hell of a drive. The phone provider's call-log could be a good start to check this claim.

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Beaten to a bloodied pulp in the early hours of the morning for what? Some trivial slight on some egoistical prat? Sounds like he was beaten with bats too!

If ever in a bad situation and need help in a hurry just call the fire dept and tell them there is a fire, they will always come quicker than the cops and often the sound of the sirens will scare the perps off, but either way loads of guys will arrive in minutes so help will be close.

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Had to call before the beating. But why would the gang allow him his one phone call. He should have called his parents then the police.

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I think that when he called his friends he was being followed and took the precaution of calling a trusted friend. It is sad of the state the world is in these days.

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I suggest running for the next dude.

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It is better to call your friends than 119. They take way too long to get there. R.I.P.

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How can you make a phone call while being stabbed and beaten? If you could, why not call 119?

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Matsue’s body reportedly showed injuries consistent with him having suffered a large number of blows to his arms and legs

my guess is he was rolled up into a ball while he was being wailed upon.

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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.

Or perhaps he was assaulted/robbed and the perp(s) now have them?

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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

Sounds suspicious as hell. His so called 'friends' probably did it.

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