Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/crim ... dia-report
Police haven't ruled out suicide in severed penis case, media report
Crime Jan. 20, 2012 - 03:45PM JST
Police believe a Japanese man found dead on Monday with multiple stab wounds and his severed genitals under his bed may have committed suicide, reports said Friday.
An autopsy showed the body of the 49-year-old man, which had several knife wounds to the chest and stomach, did not have any defensive injuries, the Sankei daily said, citing unnamed police sources.
The paper said a stimulant was also detected in his system.
Broadcaster Nippon Television reported the lack of bloody footprints at the scene supported a suicide theory.
Tokyo police declined to confirm the reports.
TV gossip shows and tabloid papers have seized on the case, drawing comparisons with a 1930s murder in which a Japanese woman sliced off her lover’s appendage and carried it with her for several days.