A man committed suicide after apparently killing his parents at their home in Kasukabe, Saitama prefecture, police said Monday.
According to police, Toshio Sasaki, 58, and his wife Tokie, 57, were found dead in their apartment at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. TBS quoted police as saying they had been beaten about the head. Both also had neck wounds.
Police visited the apartment after the couple's 30-year-old son committed suicide four hours earlier by jumping in front of a train at Takesato station.
Police said the son left a note beside his parents' body hinting that he had killed them, TBS reported.
The Sasakis lived with their two sons. The younger son was away for the weekend, police said.© Japan Today