According to police, Yoshi Tsuchida took a lethal dose of sleeping pills and placed a plastic bag over his head inside the apartment, located in the Musashinodai area, on November 12.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. that day, Tsuchida’s 28-year-old boyfriend, who also lives in the residence, found his body with the bag over the face inside a bedroom. The skin of its face had been sliced off and the nose shaved down.
After an examination of the wounds to the face, police concluded that they were not the result of the use of a knife. It was later determined that Yoshida’s two pet chihuahuas had mauled his face after an examination of the wounds revealed revealed the presence of the DNA of the animals.
Police believe that the dogs reached Yoshida’s face by chewing through the bag, which contained a number of holes.
In December, the results of a pathology examination on the body revealed the cause of death to be medicinal poisoning following the intake of large quantities of the drug Etizolam, which is often used as a sleeping pill.
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