Police in Koto Ward, Tokyo, are investigating the deaths of a man and his wife in an apparent murder-suicide.
According to police, a man called 110 at around 9 a.m. on Sunday, claiming to have killed his wife at their home and gave the address. Sankei Shimbun reported that police rushed to the house in Botan and found the body of a 68-year-old woman lying on her bed. There was no one else in the house.
About 15 minutes later, police received a call reporting that the body of a man was floating in the Sumida River in Chuo Ward, about two kilometers away. Police said they identified the 76-year-old man as being the husband of the woman lying face up on the bed. Police said it appeared she had been dead for several hours, and added there were no external injuries on her body.
Police said their investigation showed the man rode a bike from the house, called police from a pay phone and then jumped into the river.© Japan Today