2 bodies found in freezer at dried seafood store in Shizuoka
Police said Thursday they are investigating the murder of a man and woman whose bodies were found at a dried fish store in Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture.
According to police, the store owner, 59-year-old Takako Shimizu, and manager Keigoro Obuchi, 71, were found dead in a walk-in freezer on Wednesday morning by one of the store’s employees, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Police said a knife was missing from the store and blood stains led to a table which had been pushed against the freezer door to keep it closed. Inside the freezer, the bodies of Shimizu and Obuchi had been propped up against a wall, police said. Both bodies had multiple stab wounds, police said.
Police say they believe that business had closed as usual on Tuesday night, and that some time after the store closed, the pair were murdered and their bodies dragged to the freezer.