Police in Shirosato, Ibaraki Prefecture, are investigating the murder of an elderly man whose body was found at the storage site of the antique business he ran. Fuji TV reported that the man's face was wrapped in duct tape with blood having seeped through it.
The victim was identified as Takei Kudo, a 77-year-old antique dealer. Police said his 54-year-old Thai wife found the body at around 8 a.m. Monday.
Police said an autopsy revealed that Kudo died from having been beaten repeatedly about the face.© Japan Today