3 murdered in Nagoya house; 4th family member found dead in mountains
Police said Saturday that three people were found murdered in a house in Nishi Ward, Nagoya.
The three were identified as real estate company owner Sumio Hayakawa, 68, his wife Noriko 64, and her mother Shizue, 84.
According to police, the three were found by the Hayakawas’ 35-year-old son at about 9:30 a.m. Police said that Sumio had been beaten several times about the head, while Noriko and Shizue had been strangled with ties, which were still around their necks.
Meanwhile, NHK reported Sunday that the body of the Hayakawas’ 39-year-old daughter, who had been missing, was found near her abandoned car in the mountains in Komaki City. Police were quoted as saying that the woman had apparently hanged herself from a tree.