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Limbless torso discovered floating off Kanagawa coast

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A man and a woman discovered the torso of a male body floating in the water near the shore in Miura City on Monday, police said.

The pair noticed the man’s body - minus his head, arms and legs - at about 3 p.m. and called police. Police said that several days had passed since the man’s death and that his body parts appeared to have been severed with a knife.

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Severed with a knife? Blimey, that takes a lot of brute strength. Do they have a name for this John Doe yet? I suggest Bob.

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terrible news :(

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So now the police are looking for somebody on the charge of 'unlawfully removing limbs'

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Better to have your head, arms and legs cut off than to be shot, right?

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Not a big problem because it is probably a nobody. But if it was the body of a former primer minister or health minister, they would run TV programs trying to make the culprit feel guilty for him/her to turn himself/herself in.

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Anyone thinking Yakuza might have something to do with this?

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Industrial accident?

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Isn't "limbless torso" redundant?

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NukinFutz, yes I am. Maybe he's a rival gang member. So I will not say anything like RIP just yet. He may have deserved everything he got.

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Sure glad I was not body boarding out there at that time. Could have been sharks selecting only the tender morsels.

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Samuraiiki - "Not a big problem because it is probably a nobody". I get it!!! :D

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He was probably murdered. I wonder if the murderer reads this message board. If I make a bad remark towards this story will he/she hunt me down?

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Deguchisan, I was being ironic. I think he is for sure been murdered. How could anyone cut off his own head? That is technically imposible and of course cutting his own limbs would have been also impossible because he would have bleed to death after the first one... argh... An accident.. cutting off 4 limbs and the head "with a knife"? 5 deadly accidents in a row... Or maybe he died somehow and then somebody cut him in pieces afterwards? For what? Anyway, someone who does it can be considered a murderer...

So in fact I agree with you, but not just "probably"... For sure! :)

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It is OK, because maybe you haven't been involved in high-seas murder before. Actually they are assuming it is a knife, but it could be piranahs, sharks or even super congealed plankton that caused the limblessness. A limbless torso has not necessarily always been that way.

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That's pretty hardcore!

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There must be some connection with drugs. Perhaps he didn't pay his bill and they knocked him off for good, to be a lesson for others. Japan you are improving you will get good world crimes rating soon.

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A Corneal Sanders copycat killer?

At least the Corneal still had his head. Pretty crazy. Mira was always a nasty beach but now it's off the charts.

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I was horrified to read some of the comments posted here - the poor man must have suffered tremendously - not a matter to laugh or joke about - we must show respect for the dead.

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I agree with Polarmalik - show some respect for the deceased! If it turns out he was a Nazi war criminal or something equally despicable, I'll gladly say good riddance. But until we know anything, a man has STILL lost his life, likely in a brutal way. That's not something to scoff at.

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You are right, I apologize. It does not matter if it looks like yakuza business, the man must have had a family and we shouldn't joke about their loss. Sorry.

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So I will not say anything like RIP just yet. He may have deserved everything he got.

A truly idiotic statement if ever there was one!

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