Man, woman found dead in suspected murder-suicide


A 21-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in an apartment in Mooka, Tochigi Prefecture, on Monday, police said, adding that a 29-year-old man was also found dead, with a knife sticking out of his chest.

Police said the man, Takayoshi Kawakami, a company employee, lived in the apartment. They suspect he killed Nanami Otake, an office worker, and then himself. Security camera footage showed Kawakami and Otake entering his apartment just past 12:30 a.m. on Monday.

According to police, Otake was a friend of Kawakami’s ex-girlfriend, who left him on Nov 9, Fuji TV reported. At her request, Otake had gone with her to Kawakami’s apartment to pick up some of her belongings. Otake went in alone while her friend waited at a nearby convenience store.

A short time later, Otake sent a message by Line to her friend, saying she was bleeding and asking her to call the police. After that, her friend could not reach her by phone.

Police found the bodies at around 1:20 a.m. An autopsy revealed Otake died from a stab wound to the heart and that her upper body had at least 15 knife wounds.

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Cripes! Talk about taking the fall for a friend!!!

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That poor friend. That's going to weigh heavy on her forever.

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Wow! it seems the police should have been involved in this from the beginning of the separation. It's obviously another jilted lover whacko! With incidents like this happening so regularly it's easy to understand why a third of Japanese women in their 30's are single by choice. I've known many young Japanese women (mid-20's to mid-30's) through my work and they all have horror stories of ex-boyfriends. Everything from stalking and death threats to violent attacks. Do these immature idiots actually expect a woman to stay with them by threatening them if they leave? This is a very sad story, but the only thing that is unusual is that it was her friend who was killed and not her.

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Pathetic excuse for a “man”.

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