The bodies of a 31-year-old woman and her two children, a 9-year-old boy and 4-month-old daughter, were found in a car pulled from the sea at a port in Okayama City on Sunday, in what police believe may have been a murder-suicide.
Police said that at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, a 36-year-old man called them to report that his wife and two children were missing and that his car had gone. A search was launched in the vicinity and on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., the car was found submerged in water about 15 meters deep at Shin Okayama Port in Naka Ward, Fuji TV reported.
Police said the three bodies found inside were the missing woman and her children. They added there were no visible injuries inflicted on the bodies, nor were there any traces of brake marks near the edge of the pier, indicating the possibility that woman deliberately drove the car into the sea.© Japan Today