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Man found dead in back seat of car with extension cord around his neck

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Police in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, are investigating the death of a 25-year-old demolition worker who was found in the back seat of a minicar parked outside his home on Sunday. An extension cord was tightly wound around his neck, Fuji TV reported.

The man, Yoshiki Yokoyama, lived with his 45-year-old wife who operates a pub and had not returned home at the time. When she called her husband and was unable to reach him, she then called her 25 year-old son from her first marriage and asked him to go and see if Yokoyama was OK. He went over to Yokoyama’s house and found him in the car at around 5:55 a.m. Yokoyama was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to police, the car was owned by Yokoyama. The key was in the ignition and the doors were unlocked. Other than the cord around his neck, there were no other visible signs of trauma on the body. There was no suicide note in the car.

Yokoyama’s cell phone was found at the entrance to his house and police believe he may have been attacked just as he was about go inside and dragged to his car.

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Oh....this one reaks of the so-called "anti social" forces or groups....

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Either they refused to pay extortion fees to those antisocial groups, or it's a love triangle.

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Did anybody else pick up her son being the same age as her husband? I reckon it was the son resenting his mother being married to one of his high school buddies.

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Could just be autoerotic-asphyxiation

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A Yakuza hit perhaps?

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Keywords: demolition worker, 25 yrs old and married to a 45 yr old barkeep, strangled in his car...

Verdict: Yakuza hit

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"demolition worker, 25 yrs old and married to a 45 yr old barkeep, strangled in his car...

Verdict: Yakuza hit"

I'll buy that for a dollar..pop goes the weasel...

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"Yokoyama’s cell phone was found at the entrance to his house and police believe he may have been attacked just as he was about go inside and dragged to his car."

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Maybe the first husband didn't like the cougar arrangement that made him look like a fool...

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Could just be autoerotic-asphyxiation

That is usually my first thought with solitary male strangulation.

But, in this case, it is not a logical assumption, as his cell phone was found by the front door, and he most likely would have done it to himself inside his home rather than in the driveway.

Foul play certainly seems the most likely scenario.

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Autoerotic-asphyxiation is certainly not my first thought, rather suicide.

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Of all the nights for the wife not to return home the husband gets killed ..... Smells a little FISHY to me.

Was the husband worth more dead than alive ??? Life Insurance money baby .... Greed & Money are evil twins .... The wife had a hand in his death.

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Of all the nights for the wife not to return home the husband gets killed ..... Smells a little FISHY to me.

Um, did you not read the article:

his 45-year-old wife who operates a pub and had not returned home at the time.

If she's operating a pub (probably a translation of being a snack mama), it's doubtful she was home most nights. Pub work is night work. It's doubtful that it's 'of all the nights', it's more likely closer to 'all nights'.

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