Man arrested for burying bodies of his mother and sister


Police in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, on Wednesday arrested a 53-year-old man on suspicion of burying the dead bodies of his mother and sister at his home.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Teruhiko Ikemi, 53, who works at a music instrument repair shop, has admitted to burying the bodies on Nov 28.

NTV reported that the bodies of his mother Kiyomi, 84, and his sister Reiko Takeoka, 56, were found buried beneath the tool shed on Tuesday after his sister's son reported her missing on Nov 29.

Police said autopsies will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Kiyomi had been suffering from dementia, Reiko's sister said.

Police said Ikemi told them the family had arguments after his father died in October about his inheritance. Ikemi lived with his mother.

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Look for more of this as the boom years kitties run dry.

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"who works at a music instrument repair shop,"

According to Japanese media he has his own electric guitar building and repairing business with his workshop right in back of the house he shared with his father, until his father died in October, at which the mother who had been living with sister, was moved back in with him. Neighbors report noise from the machinery used in the workshop as well as noxious fumes like thinner (presumably related to the painting of the guitars).

Is the sister of Reiko mentioned also the sister of Ikemi? If so, why not refer to her as their sister? Of is she a sister of Reiko's husband, which would make her a sister-in-law of Reiko?

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For the love of money!

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I hope the charges will be updated to murder in the near future so he never gets to use any inheritance.

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