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Landlord, wife stabbed and beaten to death before house set on fire

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Two people were found dead in an Itabashi Ward home by firefighters early Monday morning, one of them a 74-year-old real estate manager and the other believed to be his wife, police said.

Police said Tuesday the body of the man has been confirmed as that of Eiichi Seta, but the identity of the woman, believed to be his wife, is yet to be confirmed. Police said the fire appears to have started in the living room where there were strong traces of oil. They later said on Monday that the pair appear to have been stabbed and their heads beaten with a blunt instrument.

Neighbors told police that while the pair didn’t associate with them much, their wealth was no secret, with one man saying that Seta always carried about 100,000 yen with him when he went to a nearby pachinko parlor. A female employee at a nearby restaurant said that even when his bill was only about 3,000 yen, Seta would lay down 10,000 yen and leave the change.

Police said there were signs amid the ruins of the wooden home that it had been ransacked before it was set on fire.

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Ok... Where those clown bicycle Jcops when you need them...

This is a REAL crime, Not some BS guy taking a picture on a train.

Unless this guy turns himself, I'll bet this goes unsolved.

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Here is the true possible cause of murder as in most cases like these: A greedy land developer or another Real Estate owner set his eyes on this property. He made an offer which of course was rejected, and since no was not an option, hired the Yaks to dispose of them. They were probably looking for their hanko so they could legalize the sale with a predated document. This is a common practice in Japan. In fact many people get tricked into selling or even giving away their property, by nice ladies or guys who come to comfort old people until they gain their trust. Then they attack by asking them to sign their permission for them to be legally in their care but in fact they are signing a deed of sale of their properties. And if you start asking questions in the neighborhood, they will tell you to better not ask anything or else you might also disappear.

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At least he didn't die broke.

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It looks like the house did not look that afluent so he was doing part of the homework only. On the other hand, it looks like he was trying to impress or show off by leaving large tips and carrying large amounts of cash. This was probably a big mistake because all he needed was to be noticed by some scum bags who would enlist more good for nothing scum bags to find out where he lived. But I firmly believe it was somebody trying to develop the land. Or, who knows, a relative who got tired of waiting for the inheritance.

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Readers in JT just love to speculate beyond what information is provided. Stop already. You just contribute to more bull that is already in this world!

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Often crimes like this are committed by family members. would be yuseful info to know if they had kids who stand to benefit from their death.

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a disgrunted appartment renter?

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Two people were murdered and there are posters who think this is funny. Well done, there is no humanity left.

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"They were probably looking for their hanko so they could legalize the sale with a predated document. This is a common practice in Japan." ????

Are you sure about that?

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looking for their hanko so they could legalize the sale with a predated document

Even if they found the hanko and stamped the document, it still wouldn't have been legal. I mean, even in Japan's woefully inadequate legal system I'm pretty sure a document stamped by a murderer who stole the hanko would not be deemed legally valid.

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Sorry to say but landlord are the same scumbags. They collect money from tenants, but they don't like to maintenance whatever you rent from them. In this case I would say that is premeditated murder, due to killer’s revenge and hate of this landlord. 'RPI' to both of them' WOULD THIS BE A LESSON FOR OTHER LANDLORDS?'

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Actually, I think Samuraiiki is right, even if it is speculation.

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"Ok... Where those clown bicycle Jcops when you need them..."

Looks like they are investigating the crime after it happened. What were you expecting? them to be on guard of this persons house as a pre-emtive measure?

"Japan's woefully inadequate legal system"

really, inadequate for what?

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A female employee at a nearby restaurant said that even when his bill was only about 3,000 yen, Seta would lay down 10,000 yen and leave the change.

I've always been told that "tipping" in Japan was considered an extreme insult to the people you tipped. Is this false? I can't see this guy going out of his way to offend strangers in this manner unless he was from America, where tipping food servers is almost mandatory because they are paid an artifically low wage. For us Yankees, tipping is so ingrained it becomes automatic and you can offend without meaning to.

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Thing is North Korea has been making many forms of rockets it has been selling to other nations. One has to wonder if this is not a bit of advertising they can produce more that can reach neighboring countries.

Makes you wonder about Pakistan it its struggle with Indian ESPECIALLY as the Telabin is aming on taking over control of Pakistan.

Puts one to wondering about where arms to explosives to aircraft, tanks, trucks, to UAVs are purchased. So possibly NKorea is doing some advertising as I mentioned above.

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