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3 men held for murder, confess to making curry from victim’s remains

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By Steven Simonitch

After more than three years of searching, Tokyo police thought they had finally gotten a lead on the whereabouts of Kazuyuki Kobayashi, a male restaurant owner who suddenly went missing in May 2009, when an investigation led them to three men who were said to be acquainted with Kobayashi before his disappearance.

The men, who had been arrested on separate charges of fraud earlier this year, were brought to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department for questioning on Sept 27 and were immediately suspected of murder after it was found that Kobayashi has come to them demanding the repayment of an unspecified amount of money he had lent them earlier.

The case then took an even more gruesome turn when, on Monday, two of the suspects confessed that they had stewed the pulverized remains of Kobayashi in a pot of curry.

According to the suspects, after murdering Kobayashi, they dismembered his body and kept in a freezer for roughly one year until, around August of last year, they pulverized his remains with a hammer, grilled them on a barbecue and then cooked them into a batch of curry.

Investigators believe that the suspects may have done this in order to cover up the smell of the body. Curry is known for having a strong smell and would surely be potent enough to neutralize the odor of the “ingredients.”

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Sort of goes to show the closet crazies in Japan.

I'm assuming they didn't eat it

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They probably served it, no more curry outside for me...

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I feel nauseous.

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So the murdered guy was a loan shark and they killed him? Please tell me no one ate the curry.

Such a safe country...

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No only crazy but stupid too!! Dead person aint returns your money! Let him live and pay back. RIP

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This may surprise me. But since I have watched Breaking Bad and how Heisenberg gets rid of bodies it doesn't shock me.

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"Put them in the curry, put them in the curry !" Unfortunately, this isn't a Spike Milligan sketch.

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This story is just grotsque and disgusting. They're not crazy. This is with intent. Death penalty or at the very least life imprisonment with no parole please.

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Zombies don't make me throw up but it seems this one should be one of the worst things humans have ever done.

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life imprisonment with no parole please.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Japan only has life in prison which means they would eventually get out in 20-25 or so years. Yes, agree life w/o parole if it existed.

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i'm confused.. was the curry spicy or not?

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Investigators believe that the suspects may have done this in order to cover up the smell of the body.

I doubt that. If the body was frozen, it would not smell, even over long periods because the bacteria cannot form.

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Who ate the curry?

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I'm not shocked about the murder, but I just hope they threw the curried remains away.

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Baibakin, just request the hottie and skip all else

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I've heard of a curry-like dish called Hayashi Rice. Now I've heard of Kobayashi rice...

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Sick idiots.

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just had curry for lunch?

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there's no crime against eating the curry though, remember cannibalism is legal here (sigh)

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magpieOCT. 03, 2012 - 02:06PM JST This story is just grotsque and disgusting. They're not crazy. This is with intent. Death penalty or at the very least life imprisonment with no parole please.

Give these 3 the death penalty. Final meal will be curry for them!

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That has put me off Japanese curry for a while. Next time ill be going for the vegetarian dishes. I guess it's true that lending money from some people will leave you with a cold feeling and can get you in hot water. Sad we had to find out the hard way it's true. Glad justice is finaly served.

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Sickos!

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Certainly far more creative than the main street crimes who commit a crime then walk into the local koban and say I did it.

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Death penalty a must

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nishikat "Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Japan only has life in prison which means they would eventually get out in 20-25 or so years. Yes, agree life w/o parole if it existed."

Japan does have the death penalty. Just last week they executed three people.

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No only crazy but stupid too!! Dead person aint returns your money! Let him live and pay back. RIP

Waxman- The 3 men owed Kobayashi money

I

doubt that. If the body was frozen, it would not smell, even over long periods because the bacteria cannot form.

Darknuts - they couldn't keep the body frozen forever.

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nishikat at Oct. 03, 2012 - 02:11PM JST life imprisonment with no parole please.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Japan only has life in prison which means they would eventually get out in 20-25 or so years. Yes, agree life w/o parole if it existed.

Dead wrong!

S

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Guys! I never said Japan does NOT have death penalty - yes, I know they have it. I implied Japan has life in prison (with early release possible) OR death penalty -- like in Texas. Does Japan have life WITHOUT parole? I never heard of it.

Just checked Wikipedia - Japan does not have life without parole. Spidey, what did you think I was dead wrong about?

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First, one who had a doctor remove the phallus which he prepared and served three after keeping it for months, now this... Who knows if they hadn't already had their fill of it as gyudong, sashimi, or yakiniku? Nauseating!!! Just how many of such closet crazies are yet to come to light? Simply beyond human understanding. Talk to me of advance/ developed societies!!!

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Incomplete story!

We really want to know, did they eat it? Did they serve it? Or throw it dn the drain?

What about the bones??!! I guess easier to carry and dispose of... Also possible to stew them for a long time so they break up and disintegrate?

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This is demented!

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What about the bones?

To make the dashi.

We really want to know, did they eat it? Did they serve it?

This is perfectly legal. There is no law against this type of meat in Japan. Keeping the corpse in the freezer is illegal, they'll be fined like those that keep the mummified grandpa in a futon closet. Then if it happens it's simply gangsters killing a colleague, there is not case at all.

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Anyone that can do this is mentally ill!!!

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man, i ain't ever gonna lend a j-person, money!

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Ugh, God this is disgusting.

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I imagine them grinning while pulverizing the remains of the dismembered body parts. Makes me puke. Please go to hell^^

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There is a market for everything in Japan - human curry, dismembered and cooked genitals, and so on. I still think Japan is a relatively safe joint - especially as a 6 foot tall gaijin male - (maybe not for the guy who became the curry though) but it is certainly living up to it's "wacky Japan" reputation abroad when these stories emerge.

Rest in Peace to the poor man.

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Death penalty a must

I wouldn't argue against it, my friend - seems fair enough - but let's see the child killers here executed first - instead of copping 7/12 year prison terms like those evil killers who tortured a child to death here last year. Much more heinous crime in my books.

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Reminds me of the story in Osaka (several years ago) of cooking a human hand as "dashi" for ramen... (Guess I won't be eating curry again any time soon...)

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Make everybody happy, including yourself, and go somewhere else. How about the perfect country you came from?

Oh, looks like I touched a nerve!

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I hope they used dinner curry. it has apples and honey. which begs the question, who was stirring the chutney?

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why did I just read this article? It's a sign.. No more Cocoichi

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waxman / you probably don't know this case but the person who was stewed up was the lender. He had every right to ask for his money, and the borrowers got upset at him for asking for the money. Afterwards, they killed him, days later, they cut him into pieces and then they cooked him to avoid getting caught. Unfortunately, they made a critical mistake, they forgot that human blood traces in the drainage pipes, pots, knives don't wash off that easy. You can use all the over the counter solvents you want but some traces remain. That is how they were questioned, "why is it the traces of blood/dna is found on these items? Soon after that one broke, and then the next until they couldn't hide secret anymore and spilled the beans. Now you understand the story? great.....

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What a horrible crime! And I just had coco ichiban curry today!

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Sick, sick, sick. A curry of sickos making a sick curry.

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well at least they cant be charged with serving the remains to customers since cannibalism isnt illegal

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Blood can be detected with luminol even if it was wiped clean.

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Sick sick sick.... the question is, did they serve it to anyone?

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Hmmmm curry.

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I've heard of a curry-like dish called Hayashi Rice. Now I've heard of Kobayashi rice...

Have you heard of this type of Hayashi Rice?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masumi_Hayashi_(poisoner)

History repeating itself in a way.

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Quite a sick crime. Plain old simple murder I can understand, but making curry out of the body? More than a few loose screws of insanity here.

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I've heard of a curry-like dish called Hayashi Rice. Now I've heard of Kobayashi rice...

Boom boom! You should write for Letterman, Bro!

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OK, I think we've hit a new level of depravity here....

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From now on, I believe that every time I walk by a restaurant and smell the Curry, this story will be first thing that will pops in my mind.

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These guys are doing it wrong. Either use a strong acid or base that'll melt everything into a soupy goop. At least that's what I learned from Walter White. And good thing I hate curry.

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ooishii ne! :p

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Whats going on in Japan...mothers killing their kids,an artist cooking and serving his genitals and now this.

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I dont want to watch 'Iron Chef' or similar TV cooking show anymore...disgusting!

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whoahhh gross yikessssssss

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I feel like throwing up, so gross.****

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grilled them on a barbecue and then cooked them into a batch of curry..........................................

I don't think they intend to do this just to dispose of the body . I think they either ate it or sold it through the resturant. Now if it's beef or chicken, the dish could be quite good.

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Reminds me of the joke about the 3 guys whose boyfriends die and they each arrrange for them to be buried/disposed of in a way that they find romantic. The last one makes a curry of his b/f and eats him. Punchline would not make it past the mod so I won't bother.

These guys definitely extre weird for keeping the body for anyear before eating it.

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This seems to be an effective way of disposing of a body. One can not dump meat or bones without rousing suspicion but if you thrown away curry ("It got old") in the trash it is unlikely to be noticed.

Hold on, other reports note that they dumped the remains/curry in rural areas. That is likely to cause suspicion and act as a preservative.

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I thought that there is enough food in Japan to prevent cannibalism?

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Sweeney Todds of Japan

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Lending your hard earned money is risky. The 1st risk is that your principal and interest will never return back to you. The 2nd risk is that you will face the same consequences like Kobayashi. Think twice before you lend. Lend them by asking collateral either land title or any valuable things for your own security.

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ummmmmm - they should never walk the streets again !!!!!

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Neither a borrower nor a lender be...

Well said, the Bard

FnC

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