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2 children, mother die in suspected murder-suicide at home


A 36-year-old woman, her seven-year-old daughter and five-year-old son have died in what police believe was a murder-suicide in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, police said Saturday.

According to police, the woman’s 41-year-old husband found the bodies after he returned home from work at around 7:20 p.m. on Friday, Kyodo News reported. The front door was locked. Inside, he found his wife and two children in a room on the second floor, and called 119.

Police said the two children were declared dead at the scene. Their mother was taken to hospital where she died about 90 minutes later.

Police said there were no signs that anyone had forcibly entered the house. No information was released on how the mother and two children died.

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Absolutely tragic. How utterly horrific for this husband & father to have lost everything dear to him.

Their is not telling here what the mother could have been thinking.

May they Rest In Peace and this man find the help and support to cope with his unimaginable loss.

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Japan’s families are in such great peril now. Over 15% are living in poverty and ALL daily household costs are continuing to rise.

And still, there is no relief coming from Japan’s “deaf & blind”, hypocritical politicians.

Mental Health and Support for Families was the primary promise of PM Kishida’s acceptance speech Oct 2021.

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My wife and I have discussed and agreed, whatever happens in the stress of life to never lose communication, at the very least, about the welfare of our child. We do however worry about the gloom and sadness we see in our neighbors and coworkers trudging back and forth from their homes and work each day

It’s true. Japan’s families do need help more than ever coping with life.

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This is a part of the culture that will ever remain incomprehensible for me, desperate situations that make you think of killing yourself are one thing, but dragging others to the same fate is just pure egoism, specially if the victims are your own children.

Fortunately these incidents are still rare (to a certain point) but I do believe much more should be done to prevent them, for now it is a reality that will keep happening and that has to stop.

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What happen in Japan ? People need to take easy the life from the school , work and free time . Don't stress your self , talk each other spend more time together , don't stay alone ..... R.I.P .

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This husband/father is now a widower for life. And the worst part is, he may never know why.

RIP, esp. to the children who never began.

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And, another one. This daily event needs to be stopped. Get people help beyond a crappy 5-hour phone service once a week or whatever hotlines they have. I hope this woman burns in hell.

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I'm sure there were no signs whatsoever that anything was wrong with the wife. No...nothing at all.....

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I'm sure there were no signs whatsoever that anything was wrong with the wife. No...nothing at all.....

I'm sure there were. Are you implying that something was not done that should have been?

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Help for families? That might be wishful and nice, of corona, but it doesn’t solve those problems. Estimated 99.99% of all families on this globe didn’t and don’t have much help or support, neither in Africa, other highly populated countries in Asia, and also your or my family hadn’t when we or they were younger and would have needed it most. It must be something else and completely different, whatever unknown that could be, to avoid such cases.

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correction: of course ‘of course’

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Japan is such a beautiful country, with some of the most beautiful people (including, I must say, some of the MOST beautiful women) and culture. I hate to hear of such a beautiful people committing suicide; there’s NO future in death, whether it be suicide, homicide or abortion.

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I've been reading in this website a lot of crimes but this one is the most terrible i remember of reading, it takes out my will to eat breakfast.

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