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69-year-old man arrested over murder of wife

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Police in Kudamatsu, Yamaguchi Prefecture, have arrested a 69-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 66-year-old wife.

According to police, the suspect, Shigemi Nakako, strangled his wife Hiroyo to death with a cord at their home as she slept on the morning of  March 21, Sankei Shimbun reported.

A relative who visited their residence later that morning was suspicious after finding nobody at home, and contacted police. In the afternoon, a police patrol spotted a car belonging to Nakako about 100 kilometers away in Masuda, Shimane Prefecture. Nakako was in the driver’s seat, while the body of his wife, covered by a sheet, was in the front passenger’s seat.

Police said Nakako, who was charged with murder on Saturday, has admitted to the charge but said he has so far not given a motive.

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This is where I live and surprisingly, absolutely nothing has been heard about this story in the local area!

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@coskuri - I don't assume there is a corpse under whenever I see a sheet, do you ?

After living in Japan for nearly two decades, I do! Whenever I move into a new place I always check the wardrobes, ceilings and underfloor storage areas half expecting to find a body.

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No-one noticed a sheet covered corps

I don't assume there is a corpse under whenever I see a sheet, do you ?

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"strangled his wife Hiroyo to death with a cord at their home as she slept"

Hi, Mr. Nakako Is Mrs. Nakako up yet?  

"the body of his wife, covered by a sheet, was in the front passenger’s seat."

Gruesome

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No-one noticed a sheet covered corpse in 100kms? Right...

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Murder for free food, a bed and rent free housing??

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