Eight men have been arrested over the murder of their 35-year-old coworker, whose body was found in Minamiechizen, Fukui Prefecture, in February. The body of Masaharu Kurauchi, originally from Gifu Prefecture, was found lodged between wave breakers at the coast.
Police said Sunday that evidence strongly suggests a group of coworkers from the recruitment company at which Kurauchi worked conspired to transport his body from Gifu to Fukui to dispose of it. The group includes 41-year-old Kenji Osato and 43-year-old Takanori Goto, as well as a minor who has not been named.
According to police, some of the group have confessed to being involved in the dumping of Kurauchi's body, while others still deny the accusation. Police investigations are ongoing as to the motive and circumstances of the crime.© Compiled from news reports