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.© Japan Today