Body found in Gifu river likely that of man wanted for murder

GIFU —

The body of a man found in the Nagara River in Gifu Prefecture is believed to be that of a man wanted for murder, police said Friday.

Police said the body was discovered in a dry part of the river bed by a man who was clearing out trash on Thursday at around 3 p.m., Fuji TV reported. Police said they have yet to identify the body, but that the deceased was in possession of the keys to a car owned by Satoko Takahashi, 60, and her daughter Isato Takahashi, 35, who were murdered in November.

Police said that there is a strong likelihood that the body found was that of Satoko’s husband, 59-year-old Katsuyuki Takahashi, for whom an arrest warrant was issued last month.

Japan Today

  • 1

    sensei258

    Whatever a man soweth, that also shall he reap.

  • 1

    DudeDeuce

    I just drove by Nagara River last night on my way home, oooh spooky!

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    Cortes Elijah

    I agree with sensei258 100%

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    Yubaru

    Want to bet it was a suicide? Butt head........well at least he saved the taxpayers a ton of money waiting on death row.

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    wipeout

    So he murdered them, and then he murdered himself.

    Criss-cross.

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    Weasel

    the body was discovered in a dry part of the river bed by a man who was clearing out trash

    Oh yeah. Someone definitely took out the trash in Gifu!

  • 0

    Gaijintoday

    The old story of the one that got away.

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