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78-year-old man arrested over death of common-law wife in Shizuoka Prefecture

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Shizuoka prefectural police have arrested a 78-year-old man from Tokyo on suspicion of murdering his 54-year-old common-law wife in the mountains of Higashiizu, Shizuoka Prefecture.

Police said Takeshi Izumiya, who lives in Tokyo’s Ota Ward, is accused of killing Hiroko Ishibashi, who resided with him, on Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported. 

Izumiya called 119 at around 5:30 p.m. that day to report that a person was floating face down in a river under the Yohai bridge. When police and emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they found Ishibashi’s body with her clothes and shoes on, in the water 30 meters below the bridge. However, she had visible injuries inflicted on her body.

Izumiya was questioned by local police and arrested on suspicions of murder on Tuesday. Police suspect Izumiya pushed or threw Ishibashi from the bridge. They did not say whether he has admitted to the allegation or not.

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they did not say whether he has admitted to the allegation

hard to prove murder without a confession, but if an autopsy shows no water in the lungs then we know it wasn't suicide, and that she was killed and thrown over the bridge.

but i'm sure he'll confess eventually...

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More and more murders among family members and or within relationships, and unfortunately it appears based on news stories that the numbers are going to only rise.

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Horrible! What type of husband throws his wofe off of a bridge?

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What type of husband throws his wofe off of a bridge?

A very angry one.

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RedemptionToday  09:32 pm JST

Horrible! What type of husband throws his wofe off of a bridge?

What a stupid question. You think if you ever get married your life is going to be a bed of roses for ever? People lose it and do unthinkable things. It's not right, bit unfortunately it's life.

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My wife would beat me in a fight or any confrontation.

Too quick, too intense, too focused.

I should never have taken her to those Kung Fu classes.

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