A transgender man was found dead with his face skinned off Thursday in Tokyo's Fussa City area, local media reported.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police told NBC News that 38-year-old Yoshi Tsuchida's body was discovered wrapped in a blanket at his apartment on the outskirts of the Japanese capital by the victim's roommate.
According to the Sankei Shimbun newspaper, the 28-year-old man identified himself as the victim's adopted son but said he was also in a relationship with the deceased man.
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Citing police sources, several Japanese news outlets reported that Tsuchida's face had been skinned off with a sharp implement. NBC News has been unable able to independently verify the reports.