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Man finds body of murdered wife in locked car in Kyoto


Police in Kyoto have launched a murder investigation after a woman's body was found in a car parked outside her apartment.

According to police, the body of 35-year-old Chiharu Konishi was found by her husband outside their home in Yamashina at around 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

Fuji TV reported Thursday that Konishi's husband called the emergency services, reporting that his wife was lying, seemingly unconscious, in the back of her car. Police rushed to the scene and found Konishi, fully dressed, already dead in the locked vehicle, lying face up in the rear seat.

Police say that neither the car keys nor Konishi's cell phone could be found. An autopsy revealed that Konishi was strangled to death on Monday.

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Is the husband a suspect?

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The butler did it! (Or the husband). Sorry, but the regularity of spouses killing spouses in Japan always points the first finger at the spouse.

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Is the husband a suspect?

If so, he was clever to leave her there and avoid the dreaded charge of abandoning a corpse.

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How do you understood she's been murdered? Maybe suicide?

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Suicide? I don't think so. It's hard to stangle oneself to death!

Read the article more carefully...

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Ok it looks like that I didn't see last phrase, sorry (and for the sake of grammar rules, I correct my previous message's beginning part as "how do you understand.."

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Locked car? Most cars now use keyless entry. Where are the husbands spare keys? Since it says it was "her" car. I would think the guy had a set too somewhere.

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Agree, Jack. I thougth the same thing - The car was locked? Where are his keys?

Not saying he did it but sounds fishy...

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Horrible... however, her cell phone records should still be a accessible through the provider. They also might want to find out who exactly she last made a call to! One last thing. If I found my wife locked in a car and she looked like she might either be dead or be in trouble, I would first smash the window...

unless of course, that I knew that she were already dead! But every case is unique and one must be careful not to form an image based on past assessments.

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The butler didn't do it. My money is on the. . .

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An autopsy? First time I've noticed that word used.

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