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Aichi: Man whose corpse found in garage died from blows to head

AICHI (TR) – Following the arrest of an executive at a real estate firm after the discovery of a male corpse likely belonging to an acquaintance in Nagoya, police have revealed the man died from blows to the head,  reports Nippon News Network (May 13).

According to Aichi Prefectural Police, the results of an autopsy conducted on the body of the man, believed to be in his 50s, showed that he suffered multiple blows to the head, which caused a skull fracture. The cause of death was cerebral trauma.

On Monday, police accused Tomoaki Hirayama, 41, of abandoning a corpse. During questioning, the suspect admitted to the allegations, police said.

In early April,  Hirayama allegedly left the body of the man in a garage in the Hongucho area of Minato Ward that is affiliated with the firm.

Tomoaki Hirayama
Tomoaki Hirayama (Twitter)

The family of the acquaintance reported him missing on April 5. Over the course of the investigation, investigators learned that his credit card had been misappropriated, which led them to the corpse.

Upon the discovery on Sunday, the body was lying on the floor of the garage. Police are now working to confirm the identity of the body.