Blood-stained vending machine found near scene of taxi driver's murder
Police have released details of further evidence uncovered in the case of a taxi driver who was murdered in Kitsuki, Oita Prefecture, last week.
The 74-year-old man, who has been named as Takaaki Owari, was killed in his taxi on July 31. Police say that blood stains have been found on a drink vending machine several kilometers from the scene of the crime, TBS reported Saturday.
According to investigators, blood-stained coins were recovered from the machine and two plastic bottles, also smeared with blood were found in a nearby garbage can.
Police say they are expediting DNA analysis of the blood, which they believe may be that of the victim.