An 82-year-old man was found dead at his home in Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Sunday, police said. Earlier, police found the body of his 77-year-old wife in a nearby river.
According to police, the body of Hiroyasu Fukawa was found on his bed with a cord wrapped around his neck, Fuji TV reported. Fukawa’s 19-year-old grandchild, who also lives in the house, made the discovery.
Five hours earlier, the body of Fukawa’s wife was found in the Sagami River, about 500 meters from their residence.
Street surveillance camera footage showed Fukawa’s wife riding her bike away from the house at around 5:30 a.m. The bike was found on a bridge over the river.
Police said the woman had been taking care of her husband, who had been suffering from dementia for the past 10 years, and suspect she may have killed him and then committed suicide by jumping into the river.
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