Organized Crime

From today’s DAILY YOMIURI:

The body of a man who had written a book on Chinese organized crime groups in Shinjuku, Tokyo, was found floating Friday morning near a pier in Koto Ward, Tokyo, off Tokyo Bay.

Police identified the man as Satoru Someya, a 38-year-old freelance journalist from Toshima Ward, Tokyo.

Someya’s body was wrapped with a chain attached to several weights, and his hands were bound with rope, the police said. He had suffered fractures to his skull and had eight stab wounds in his back.

I live in Toshima Ward, and the abduction of the journalist took place just down the street from my apartment (they found his camera on the ground), so he must have been living in my neighborhood. On the TV news this morning they kept showing shots of my neighborhood.