Police in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, said Tuesday that five men turned themselves in, claiming to have dumped a co-worker's body in a storehouse.
The five men were arrested Monday on suspicion of unauthorized disposal of a corpse, after they informed police that the body of a 29-year-old man was lying in a storehouse belonging to their employer, Fuji TV reported. Police verified the group's testimony and recovered the body, which had been dumped two days earlier.
Police say a brief examination of the deceased revealed some swelling to his face, which they believe may be indicative of an injury. An autopsy will be conducted on Wednesday to establish the cause of the man's death.© Japan Today