31-year-old man arrested on suspicion of dumping father’s body in sea


A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dumping the dismembered body of his 63-year-old father in the sea off the coast of Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture, in 2016.

According to police, Daisuke Kobayashi, a farmer from Toyohashi City, is suspected of severing the body of his father, Seiji, with an electric saw, and then sinking the remains in a case in Mikawa Bay on Oct 24, 2016, Fuji TV reported.

Police said Kobayashi, who was arrested on Saturday, initially admitted to the charge but since his arrest, has remained silent. He was quoted as saying he was “infuriated with his father for physically abusing his mother.”

Kobayashi was sent prosecutors on Sunday, charged with abandoning a body.

Seiji Kobayashi was reported missing on Oct 31, 2016. In March last year, Daisuke Kobayashi was first questioned by police and hinted at dumping his father's body in the sea. But he was never charged.

Since that time, the Japan Coast Guard and Aichi Prefectural Police have conducted a dozen searches in Mikawa Bay for Seiji’s remains, which have yet to be found.

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How the police have so much info?

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This scenario is straight out of a novel.

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Seething with repressed hatred for Papa, year after year after year. Biding his time until finally, unable to take it any more, an electric saw precipitates a final parting.

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How can you be arrested for suspicion? If he did it I understand, but there is no evidence?

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No body, no crime.

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How can you be arrested for suspicion? If he did it I understand, but there is no evidence? in Japan confessions is all that is required for evidence. Forcing a confession from somebody is far easier than finding evidence.

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wtfjapan, confession alone is not considered evidence in Japan.

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No corpse no case.

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confession alone is not considered evidence in Japan.

Too frequently it does and includes some inmates on death row.

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Don't tell me, he'll claim that his dad died and he didn't know what you are supposed to do next.

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What kind of depraved individual could take an eletric saw and cut up his father?

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My wife's mother met the deceased once. Years ago she threw away a letter with her address on it and this guy (a complete stranger) found it, turned up at her door and started berating her for allowing someone to find her address.

She said he seemed completely mental.

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confession alone is not considered evidence in Japan. and yet many people have been imprisoned on forced confessions, and with Japans inaccurately high conviction rate Id say confessions hold a lot of weight in a Japanese courtroom

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