69-year-old woman, 42-year-old son found dead in suspected murder-suicide in Shiga


A 69-year-old woman and her 42-year-old son have been found dead in their home in Takashima, Shiga Prefecture, in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

According to police, they received a call from Nobuyuki Oe, 74, at around 8 a.m. Thursday, in which he said that his wife Kimiko was lying face-up on her futon and bleeding from a stomach wound, Sankei Shimbun reported. He also told police that their son Tetsuya had apparently hanged himself in his bedroom.

Police said the woman and her son were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead at around 12:30 p.m. Police said the woman had been stabbed several times in the stomach, and suspect her son killed her as she slept and then hanged himself. A blood-stained knife was found near the mother’s head.

Police said that Oe, who slept in a separate room from his wife, told them he heard nothing during the night. Police said they are questioning him about any trouble that might have caused their son, who was unemployed, to kill his mother and then himself.

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Nine times out of ten the killer son is unemployed.

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I hate to speculate the cause of Kimiko death but, from the little information that I have read here the trouble seems to be the son being unemployed, which he probably got tired of the questioning from his mom and took his anger out, and killed her and then himself. SAD!!!

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