The body of a 77-year-old man who had sustained multiple injuries consistent with blunt force trauma was found in his Katsushika Ward home in Tokyo on Sunday, and police said Monday that they are currently questioning the man's eldest son, with whom he lived.
According to police, Hiro Namai's coworkers reported that he had not been to work for two days in a row. The police visited Namai's home where they found him lying face down in the kitchen. The man's face and head showed signs of physical assault.
The police investigation revealed that Namai had previously mentioned to coworkers that his 45-year-old son was prone to violent outbursts that made life difficult. According to a police spokesman, "It is highly likely that the victim's son has some information that will help our investigation."© Compiled from news reports