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Yusei Kikuchi’s former teammate, Ryohei Sato, found dead; suicide likely

by on Jul.07, 2011 @ 3:30 pm, under College

The media learned today that Ryohei Sato (Nippon Taiiku University) was found dead in Yokohama on the 5th.

According to Kanagawa police, Sato's body was found hanging from a telephone pole near his college dorm in Aoba, Yokohama at around 11am on the 5th.  A woman found the body and made the call to police.

A classmate living in the same dorm that spoke to Sato at around 10pm the day before said they didn't notice anything unusual.

The police have also found a note written by Sato that has led them to believe this was a suicide.

Despite having a small frame, Sato made a new for himself while playing alongside Yusei Kikuchi (Hanamaki Higashi High School) during the 2009 Summer Koshien.