According to Iza News, Usui Yoshito
, the manga author of Crayon Shin-chan
, has been missing since September 11th. Saitama Prefecture Police is searching for him upon a request by his family. Yomiuri Newspaper reported that Usui left home for a mountain climbing in the morning of September 11th. His cell phone is online but nobody answers to the call.
On September 19th, a climber found a body of a man in Arafune mountain
, which Usui headed for. The body fell 250 - 300 meter from the peak rock and was badly damaged. According to the police, the clothes of the body resembles Usui's. The police will recover and identify the body on September 20th.