Body of 10-year-old boy, naked with hands and feet bound, found hanging from tree

Posted on December 30, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

TOKYO —

Police in Hino, Tokyo, are investigating the death of a 10-year-old whose body was found naked, with his feet and hands bound, hanging from a tree.

According to police, the boy was found hanging from a tree in a field at around 8 p.m. Monday, Fuji TV reported. The site is about 600 meters southwest of the Keio Line’s Takahatafudo Station and is a hilly area surrounded by residences.

Police said the boy was hanged with vinyl tape. His hands were tied behind his back, and both his feet were tied. His clothes were nearby.

The boy’s mother called 110 at around 6:30 p.m. Monday after her son did not return home. She told police she last saw him at 11 a.m.

Police said there were no external signs of injury on the boy’s body and an autopsy revealed the cause of death as asphyxiation.

Japan Today

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