Bodies of 36-year-old man, 2-year-old girl found in storage yard


The bodies of a 36-year-old man and a two-year girl have been discovered in a storage yard in Nabari City, Mie Prefecture, in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

According to police, an employee in charge of the storage yard at a lumber company contacted police at around 7 p.m. on Monday to report a car that had been parked on the premises for a week, Sankei Shimbun reported. The caller assumed it might have been stolen.

When police arrived at the scene, the bodies of a man and baby girl were found lying near the car. The man has been identified as Kentaro Kokubo, a factory worker from Iga City in the prefecture. The infant is believed to be his daughter Himari. Police said the car belonged to Kokubo.

No information was released on how the two died.

Local media reported Tuesday that Kokubo lived with his wife, 32, and daughter. He was last seen on May 6 after leaving home with Himari to go shopping in their car. The next day, the wife filed a missing person’s report with police.

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Really sad and tragic story.

For those of you out there who are feeling deeply depressed or who have suicidal thoughts, please seek help. Talk to someone on whom you can trust. Don't keep everything to yourself. More often than not, it helps a huge lot to speak about your own problems. You don't have to be alone to face your own problems, but don't drag innocent ones if you feel overwhelmed. Mental health is important, especially these days.


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It's sad that the little girl will never go to school, fall in love, grow up or live life as a modern woman. Horrible and tragic - and avoidable.

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What a sad story, for all involved. In an already rough year, this will only make it so much more difficult.

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Tragic that the poor name didn't get the help he clearly needed. And my heart goes out to the mother who lost her baby girl.

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Like NPD some people see children as extensions of themselves and not as individuals. Very sad, RIP

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I've said it before and I'll say it again; if you are feeling unhappy, unwell, or what have you, and are thinking of taking your life, please seek help. If you feel there is absolutely no help, and nothing anyone can say or do will change your mind on taking your life, PLEASE do not take others with you. This poor little girl will have no chance at life because her selfish, monstrous father took it.

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It is so sad.

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