Four members of a family have been found dead in their apartment in Edogawa, Tokyo, in what police believe may have been a murder-suicide.
Police said that 28-year-old Sayuri Nomoto, her 9-year-old son, 7-year-old daughter, and Nomoto's older brother were found dead on their futons at around 8 p.m. on Friday, TBS reported.
Charcoal was found in the room, and police said that the doors were sealed with tape on the inside, features commonly associated with charcoal-burning suicides.
Relatives of Nomoto say that her husband committed suicide in January, since which time she had been struggling with depression. She was also unemployed, TBS reported.
Polive said they believe the four had been dead for about a day.© Japan Today