Three men have been arrested and charged with abandoning the body of a 16-year-old boy in a forest in Machida, Tokyo, last December. The boy's body was found by a hiker roughly three months after his body was abandoned.
Police allege that the leader of the group, identified as 29-year-old Kenji Higuchi, and two teenage coworkers had been taking illegal stimulants with the boy when his condition suddenly worsened. According to police, Higuchi said, "We were afraid that if we took him to a hospital, our drug use would be revealed and we'd be arrested, so we decided to dump his body in the woods instead."© Compiled from news reports