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Woman, 5-year-old son found dead in Tokyo apartment

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Police said Thursday that a woman in her 30s and her son, aged around 5, were found dead in an apartment in Tokyo's Shibuya district.

According to police, the bodies of the woman and the boy were found at around 7 a.m., Fuji TV reported. Both were lying on their backs on a bed with towels wrapped around their faces. Police said it appeared they had been suffocated to death, adding that the woman had been dead for about a day and the boy for half a day. The woman also had strangulation marks on her neck, police said.

Police said they are searching for a man in his 60s who lived with the victims, Fuji reported. The man has been missing after calling his relatives early Thursday, saying he had killed the woman and the boy. Police said they found a note in the bedroom, which said "I will follow you."

Police said the man's car was missing and his cell phone was not receiving calls.

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Again and again and again!!!

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Ditto Disillusioned!

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What a coward!

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What is wrong with people who do this to their own families? I hope they find the scumbag who did this before he offs himself. He needs to face justice.

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But its not murder until he admits to it. So sad.

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Al Stewart : But its not murder until he admits to it

I have a feelinng he may not be able to admit to anything... having left the following message :

“I will follow you.”

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Possibly wandering in Aokigahara by now.

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This is an SOB that needs to get caught, charged and hanged. This is appalling.

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His lover? What kind of pathetic loser strangles a 5 yo?

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What is the deal here in Japan with men killing their gf's kids?

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But its not murder until he admits to it. So sad.

He did admit to it.

The man has been missing after calling his relatives early Thursday, saying he had killed the woman and the boy.

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Your daily dose of "Safety Japan"....

Seems like the whole nations is pent up like a coiled spring just wating to pop... Scary..

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tokyokawasaki:

" seems like the whole nations is pent up like a coiled spring just wating to pop... Scary.. "

Perspective please. This is a nation of 110 million people. Crimes do happen. You could make the same roundhouse statement about every other country in the world.

Japan is still the safest country I have ever lived in, bar none.

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Japan is safe but the number of suicides, parents killing their children and family members killing each other seems quite abnormal.

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@WilliB: Japan is still the safest country I have ever lived in, bar none.

Foreigners (so far) seem to be safe.

But as Neil mentioned above: The number of suicides, parents killing their children and family members killing each other seems quite abnormal.

All I am saying is that there is a very high amount of highly strung individuals out there... They only need a little push and pop... They explode.

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Sweet lord, people! If you want to off yourself and add to Japan's massive rate of yearly suicides, and can't get help in preventing it, then that's awful. But PLEASE do not take other innocent people with you!

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I wonder what the man's relation was to the victims? It says that he lived with them, not that he was blood related to them. Odd

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