Man who dumped wife’s body in sea admits using wedding money to pay off debt


A 26-year-old man who was arrested last week on suspicion of abandoning the legless body of his wife in the sea off Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said he used their wedding money to pay off his debts, police said.

Police said Seiya Taira has admitted to severing the legs of his 26-year-old wife Fubuki so he could put her body in a suitcase. He then took the suitcase and went by taxi to a beach and dumped Fubuki's body in the sea at around 2:15 a.m. last Thursday. The body was found about six hours later on the shore by a jogger.

Taira turned himself in to police last Thursday night, saying he was overcome with guilt. He was initially charged with abandoning a body but police said Tuesday they plan to also charge him with murder after an autopsy revealed that Fubuki had been strangled. Her right leg and a blood-stained suitcase were found in the couple's apartment, police said.

Police said that during questioning, Taira told them he owed several million yen in payments to a financial institution. In addition, he said that he had been lying to his wife for several months that he was working when, in fact, he didn’t have a regular job.

In order to repay his debt, Taira withdrew cash using his wife’s credit card without her permission and used up all of the money that was initially saved for their wedding ceremony and honeymoon.

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A real nasty piece of work is putting it mildly.

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I don't really see how using the money in secret and killing her was gonna solve any of his issues...he should've just told her he had debts and quit the wedding altogether...that wouldn't have made him a criminal...

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@spektral: yeah and if he were same he could just not have build up that debt to begin with... No issues that would need resolving would have been better now, wouldn't it?

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So what was the purpose in cutting the legs off?? - it doesn't make sense.

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So what was the purpose in cutting the legs off?? - it doesn't make sense.

Try reading the article:

Police said Seiya Taira has admitted to severing the legs of his 26-year-old wife Fubuki so he could put her body in a suitcase.

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What a class act this one is.

Its interesting thevwere we’re going to charge him with abandoning a body until they found she had been strangled. It’s as if cutting her legs off wasn’t enough to kill her.

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Hang 'em quick, and hang 'em high.

You forfeit your right being human.

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What a monster.

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This guy is a real monster. And on top of everything really stupid. He did not consider that the tides could return the body quickly, and that he would be the first suspect. Death penalty without discussion.

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A real psycho, probably has mental issues too

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What an absolute scumbag. I'm genuinely curious what sentence the courts will give him given that he is "remorseful". Lock him up for life... maybe in a in a cell that might make him think the length of his legs is troublesome.

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This filthy creature should be given a hanging.

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Unbelievable act. He should get the death sentence!

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he owed several million yen in payments to a financial institution

You misspelled loan sharks.

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To the girls out there who are dating, it's nice to be treated to fancy restos and high end bars, to receive and whine for expensive and branded goods. But think if the money involved are from credit cards and loan sharks. And for the men, no need to be spending more than what you can afford. If a woman likes you, she'll be with you even with less. The man in this article wasn't honest on his financial status to the girl. But no matter what, rest in peace, Lady!!!

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@trinklets2, well said. If a woman loves you she will not care about what you can or cannot afford. If she does care, then it’s a sign that she doesn’t really love you and you shouldn’t marry her.

The dead can’t tell lies so I can’t make any assumptions about this poor woman. Even if she was a gold digger and only interested in men for their money, being dismembered is sickening. Just divorce instead.

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I am sure that his wife would have preferred him telling her that he was Jobless, Withdrew money using her credit card, Spent all the wedding / Honeymoon money, Owed millions to a financial institution and that he was a lowlife rather then being Murdered, Mutilated stuffed into a suitcase and dumped on the beach. What was he thinking ??? Maybe him & his wife could have worked something out if he would have told her the truth, killing her was STUPIED. The thought of murdering his wife never should have been an option.

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Imagine all the local taxi drivers now wondering if they're the one who helped him...

Also, suspicious that it's always the joggers who find the bodies...

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Paying off student loans?

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I just want to know if he is on jail and how does he id going to be there.

I met Fubuki when she was for internship to my University in México and she was a really nice girl. We had few pics together, we went to few places here in México and our plan was to met again in México or Japan, unfortunately I found this news last year and I fall on depression due to this person.

I expect that he pays for what he done, not with death, suffering for the rest of his life.

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