Police in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, have arrested a man on suspicion of killing his wife and son and dumping their bodies in the trunk of a car.
According to police, the man, who has been named as 55-year-old Shinichi Nakamura, is accused of dumping the bodies of his 42-year-old wife, Rie, and his 10-year-old son, Hibiki, in the trunk of a car on Sunday at around 10 a.m., Fuji TV reported.
Police say the discovery was made after the man's mother filed a missing person's report. Nakamura's mother has been unable to contact any member of the family since March 4.
At the time of their discovery, Rie was dressed, while Hibiki was wearing his pajamas, police said. Nakamura was quoted by police as saying he put them in the car, Fuji reported.
Police say Nakamura has intimated that he was responsible for their deaths, but has not yet made a full confession. Police are currently investigating the circumstances leading up to the deaths in order to establish a motive.© Japan Today