Police in Fukushima said Friday they have arrested an unemployed 45-year-old man in connection with the murders of a couple who were found murdered at their home on Thursday.
Police said the suspect, identified as Akihito Yokokura, allegedly stabbed to death 55-year-old Nobuhiro Endo and his wife 56-year-old Yukiyo Endo at their home in Aizumisato. Their bodies were found at around 6 a.m. on Thursday by family members, TBS reported. A blood-stained knife, that police believe to be the murder weapon, was also discovered nearby.
Police said that an eyewitness reported seeing a man running from the area at around the time police estimate the murder took place.
Yokokura, who has no fixed abode, was taken into custody on Friday morning. He had on him a bank ATM card belonging to the Endos, police were quoted as saying by TBS. Police say he had been living in his car.© Japan Today