The bodies of a 48-year-old man and his 50-year-old wife were found in their house in Sakai, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Monday morning, police said. Both victims had knife wounds to their necks and faces, police said.
According to police, a woman called 110 at around 12:30 a.m. Monday and screamed for help, Fuji TV reported. Police rushed to the scene and found the two bodies who were later identified as Mitsunori Kobayashi and his wife Miwa, in a tatami room on the second floor of the house.
The couple lived with their three children — two daughters aged 21 and 11, and a 13-year-old son. Two of the children, the boy and the 11-year-old girl — who were sleeping on the second floor — also suffered knife wounds to their legs and were taken to hospital. The girl said something was sprayed on her face.
Police said the children's wounds are not life-threatening. The oldest daughter, whose bedroom is on the first floor, was unharmed. She told police she was asleep and heard nothing.
Police said the house, which is surrounded by trees, was unlocked and believe the intruder attacked the family as they slept.© Japan Today