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Headless body of man found in Sapporo love hotel

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Police in Sapporo said Monday that the headless body of a man was found in a love hotel room on Sunday.

Police said they received an emergency call from a hotel employee who made the grisly discovery at around 3:20 p.m. in the hotel in the Susukino district, Kyodo News reported.

The man's naked body was in the bathroom but his head was nowhere in the hotel room, police said. None of his clothes were found in the room. On Tuesday, he was identified as Hitoshi Ura, 62, from Eniwa in Hokkaido. Police said Ura's wife had reported him missing on Sunday night.

Police said surveillance camera footage showed Ura and another person dressed like a woman checking into the hotel at 10:50 p.m. Saturday. The other person was seen on camera footage leaving the hotel at 2 a.m. Sunday, carrying a black suitcase, which police believe contained the victim's head and clothes.

Kyodo reported that an autopsy revealed the cause of death as hemorrhagic shock and that Ura's head was severed after his death.

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Which hotel was that?

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Wow! Sounds like something out of a horror movie.

15 ( +17 / -2 )

https://www.tokyoreporter.com/crime/hokkaido-cops-suspect-foul-play-after-mans-headless-corpse-found-in-sapporo-love-hotel/

More details here.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Seems like summer is almost here when all the crazies come out of hibernation!

5 ( +6 / -1 )

A pedantic but important point... Presumably what is meant here is "Headless body of man"!

Moderator: Yes, that is more accurate. The headline has been changed.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

I know it’s simply how news is reported in Japan to keep things as lite for people as possible, but the news yesterday saying “a headless body was discovered, and confirmed to not have a heartbeat” made me chuckle at what should be a serious and gruesome crime. Like… yeah, he doesn’t have a head… I don’t think checking for a pulse is needed

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Two men are seen checking into a hotel and only one is seen to leave. Later a headless body is found in the bathtub and police suspect foul play. ABC of detective work says Assume nothing, Believe no-one and Check everything however, in this case it is fairly safe to assume that one guy murdered the other.

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Believe no-one and Check everything however, in this case it is fairly safe to assume that one guy murdered the other.

Not necessarily. A third party(ies) could have arrived later and took out one of the men and the other may have negotiated his way out, or even been in on it with his buddies. The permutations are endless.

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I sincerely hope they don't rent that room out to anyone.

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I think the Hokkaido police are quite right. It does look like foul play, doesn't it! Brilliant analysis.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

The permutations are endless.

Potentially but unlikely, love hotels keep a close eye on who is coming and going (no pun intended).

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Could be done by a woman

4 ( +4 / -0 )

SICK.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

“Hotel Lets room 202” for those overly curious. Thank the nightly news video editors not being good at cutting and the police having gaps in their blue tarps

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tora

Not necessarily. A third party(ies) could have arrived later and took out one of the men and the other may have negotiated his way out, or even been in on it with his buddies. The permutations are endless.

That scenario does not work in a love hotel.

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What a humiliating death this poor man suffered. After getting killed by someone dressed as a woman, he was decapitated. His widow must be shocked and troubled she can't cremate 100% of him. It is doubtful the police are capable of capturing her. Judging from the surveillance video footage, she came out ahead.

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