Police in Ise, Mie Prefecture, said Tuesday that a 44-year-old man and his 8-year-old son were found dead in their home in what appears to be a murder-suicide.
According to police, the bodies of Junji Hamaguchi and his eldest son Satsuma were discovered collapsed and covered in blood on the first floor of their residence at around 8 p.m. on Monday.
Hamaguchi lived with his wife, son and one-month-old daughter, Fuji TV reported. The wife and daughter were unharmed.
According to police reports, Hamaguchi's wife and the girl were in a room on the second floor when she heard her son scream. However, as the door to the first-floor room where she heard the scream come from was locked, she was initially unable to enter. Police said the woman went outside and asked a passerby to help her get in through a window, at which point she discovered the bodies.
Police said the bodies of Hamaguchi and his son had knife wounds.© Japan Today