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Man's body found in Chiba park


Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a park in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday.

According to police, the man, who has been identified as local resident Yoshinobu Shimizu, 64, was found in the park at around 12:30 a.m. Monday, Fuji TV reported. Police say there were several bruises on Shimizu's face and body.

Police say Shimizu was around 130 cm tall and used a walking stick. The coroner's report suggested that he had died around 24 hours before his body was discovered, leading police to believe that Shimizu was killed in another location and his body then dumped in the park.

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Shimizu was around 130 cm tall

For real??

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Shimizu was around 130 cm tall

Yeah, for real? Is that measured while hunching over a cane or standing totally straight?

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Poor old guy.

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Who discovered him in the middle of the night?

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So, it's a little old fella with a cane got beaten to death. where do the speculations go? A bunch of youthful thugs knocked him off, he owed money to the yaks, his family was sick of looking after him, he got a bit frisky with the neighbour's wife, he was feeding stray cats? The list of motives is extensive!

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Why is everyone so surprised at the height? Both my in-laws are really small too. Also a lot of old people here have bad backs and legs reducing the height further.

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i was surprised at the height 130 cm just like a grade 2 taller kids.

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Gerard van Schip, having a bad back and or legs doesn't reduce your official height!!

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130 cm?? That is really small, even for an old man in Japan, RIP old short dude

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