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Chiba police discover corpse after embezzlement suspect admits to killing acquaintance ‘about 15 years in the past’

CHIBA (TR) – It was a most original tactic: A person confessed to a homicide that occurred greater than a decade in the past to be able to keep away from speaking about the place the cash he was dealing with had disappeared to.

“It was about 15 years ago,” Junya Kobayashi, 37, instructed police by phone on the afternoon March 19. “I killed a former middle school classmate I was living with and buried his body. We had some trouble [between us].”

Ten days later, police looking Kobayashi’s residence in Kisarazu City and located skeletal stays, together with a skull and a number of other bones, in his backyard.

The outcomes of an post-mortem performed the next day didn’t reveal a reason behind loss of life. However, it was discovered that the physique is that of a reasonably younger man, aged in his 20s to 40s.

Junya Kobayashi heads the native hearth brigade (Twitter)
Police arrested Junya Kobayshi on suspicion of embezzlement on March 20 (Twitter)

To cowl dwelling bills

According to news stories, the phone name positioned by Ogawa started with him admitting to embezzling cash from the neighborhood council that he had served as an accountant since final yr. Concerned about the place the dialog was headed, he then confessed to the aforementioned homicide, based on the net web site for weekly tabloid Shukan Bunshun.

A neighbor says the quantity embezzled by Ogawa was round 700,000 yen. He mentioned he used the funds to cowl dwelling bills. Police arrested him on suspicion of company embezzlement on March 20.

Ogawa’s residence consists of two constructions, however one is used just for storage since it’s closely dilapidated. A neighbor tells Bunshun that the suspect, who heads the native hearth brigade, lives within the different construction.

Rough upbringing

The physique is believed to be that of a person who had lived in an orphanage at one level. After they completed center college, Ogawa started serving as his sponsor, paying an collected 10 million for garments and lodging charges for him. Eventually, he started dwelling on the Kisarazu residence.

A feminine neighbor tells Bunshun that Ogawa had a tough upbringing. “He lived in three households, with his mother and younger sister both having disabilities, and he had to take care of them all the time. About 20 years ago, his grandfather passed away. Then, his father also passed away about 15 years ago, which is around when the killing apparently took place. His mother and sister entered a facility [around that time also].”

Police are persevering with the investigation on suspicion of homicide and abandoning a corpse.