Elderly couple dead after argument in Tokyo apartment
A 57-year-old man and his 56-year-old wife died on Thursday from serious wounds inflicted by a knife, and at this point it appears the woman stabbed her husband before stabbing herself, police said.
Yuji Miura and his wife Toshiko lived on the second floor of an apartment in Suginami Ward. Police said they received a call from a female resident on the third floor at around 7.15 a.m. The woman told police she heard a man below asking someone to call an ambulance, and when she looked down from her balcony, she saw the man covered in blood on his balcony. She also said the couple had been arguing since about 7 a.m.
The pair were rushed to hospital but were both pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Yuji was stabbed several times in his chest, and a bloodied knife was found near his body. Toshiko was found in the living room with a knife still in her chest. Police said the apartment door was locked.