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Missing husband hinted at killing wife, police say

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Shizuoka Prefectural Police are looking for the husband of a 65-year-old woman who was found dead in their apartment in Numazu City on Tuesday.

Police identified the dead woman as Yoko Ichikawa, Sankei Shimbun reported. According to police, Ichikawa’s husband, who is in his 60s, phoned a male acquaintance at around 3:30 p.m. and hinted at murdering his wife.

The friend called police who went to the apartment which was locked. After breaking in, they found the body. Police said there was no evidence of a struggle and no external signs of injury on the body.

Police said an autopsy will be held to determine the cause of death. They also said Ichikawa has not been heard from since his phone call to his friend.

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Another story of another Japanese marriage ending under sad circumstances.

The husband calls an ‘acquaintance’ and ‘hints’ at having murdered his wife, then goes missing. A locked apartment and no evidence of a prior struggle or external injuries to the body.

Presumably, more details to come once the husband’s located.

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How do you "hint" at murder?

"So, yeah, I may have, you know, can't be 100% certain, but, yeah, might have killed her like".

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The once sweared ‘until death will tear us apart’ isn’t even violated. But that’s another problem. Should be found quickly, who knows what that psycho is doing next while still on the run.

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David BrentToday

How do you "hint" at murder?

"So, yeah, I may have, you know, can't be 100% certain, but, yeah, might have killed her like".

She had it coming

She had it comin' all along

I didn't do it, but if I'd done

How could you tell me that I was wrong?

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I bet they will find the husbands car abandoned somewhere and his shoes nearby.

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Confusing. Other news sources say he phoned a female acquaintance/relative to mention he might have killed his wife. We need updates on this, I reckon.

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Not very smart if he revealed his possible intention before taking off. Not suspicious at all...

She had it coming

She had it comin' all along

I didn't do it, but if I'd done

How could you tell me that I was wrong?

@Yasuragi - best post of the day, quoting Chicago. Bravo!

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