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Man, woman found dead in Tokyo hotel in apparent murder suicide

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A man and a woman have been found dead in a hotel in Tokyo in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

Police said the bodies were found in a love hotel in the Kabukicho district of Shinjuku at around 10 p.m. Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. A hotel employee found the couple and called 110.

Police said the bodies were those of a man in his 20s and a woman in her 30s. The man had several stab wounds to the upper half of his body, while the woman had hanged herself. Police believe the woman killed the man and then herself.

The man, clad in a black T-shirt and underwear, was lying on his back on the floor beside the bed, while the woman, fully dressed in black, was hanging from a rope tied to a curtain rod. A blood-stained knife and gardening shears were found on the bed.

Police said the couple checked into the hotel on Thursday night. Nobody else was seen going into the room, nor had the room been ransacked, police said.

The hotel is about 200 meters from Shinjuku-Shinjuku-sanchome Station on the Marunouchi subway line.

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Holy hell, that’s one helluva brutal scene for the hotel employee to walk into.

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Was the staff not suspicious when this couple checked in with their gardening shears?

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Yeah cause hotels always frisk their guests and go through their belongings at check in.

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Too bad they didn't just change jobs or something.

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Something is ‘not right’, not so ‘*cut & dry murder-suicide* with this one.

A knife and shears, multiple stab wounds to the upper body (chest and abdomen?); yet, victim was ‘trouser-less’, ... ?

@Bungle 5:27pm Were these ‘sasuke’, loopers or pruners?

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@Bungle 5:27pm Were these ‘sasuke’, loopers or pruners?

To know that one would first need to ascertain which appendages, if any, remained on the victim's cadaver.

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BungleToday  05:27 pm JST

Was the staff not suspicious when this couple checked in with their gardening shears?

In horticulturalists' cant, that remark would be known as a non-secateur.

Clever, very good.

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Gruesome, another place that will be haunted in Japan and perhaps unable to rent out.

Pls provide hotel name and room number.

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Holy hell, that’s one helluva brutal scene for the hotel employee to walk into.

Simian Lane is right. Life changingly traumatic for the poor staff that had to deal with it. Respect to people who work in these jobs.

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he bodies were those of a man in his 20s and a woman in her 30s.

I have no knowledge about their backgrounds which are missing in the report. But I dare say that the couple are so young that they could have avoided this life end.

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Who said that women can't be just as brutal ?

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What were their occupations?

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Sal Affist

Was the staff not suspicious when this couple checked in with their gardening shears?

Love hotels are pretty much automated, and I would think any gardening shears would be in bag.

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She wanted it all for herself, selfish lunatic.

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RoccoLApr. 18  06:50 pm JST

Holy hell, that’s one helluva brutal scene for the hotel employee to walk into.

Simian Lane is right. Life changingly traumatic for the poor staff that had to deal with it. Respect to people who work in these jobs.

It certainly would be a scary sight to behold,

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Man, woman found dead in Tokyo hotel in apparent murder suicide

Yes, with one stabbed and another one hanged, I would agree with the suspicion "murder-suicide".

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I think he thought they were going to get very kinky and weird, but got more than he bargained for.......

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