Three brothers dead in apparent murder-suicide
Police said Thursday that the bodies of two brothers were discovered in an apartment in Utsunomiya and a third in a car parked nearby, in what they are treating as a murder-suicide.
According to investigators, a home helper visited the apartment at around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and upon finding the door locked, reported the situation to the police, Fuji TV reported.
Shortly after, police officers entered the apartment and found the bodies of two brothers, aged 55 and 57. The third brother, 67, was found in his car nearby. Police said that the 55-year-old brother found in the apartment had marks consistent with strangulation on his neck, while the 57-year-old appears to have been hanged, Fuji reported. The third brother, found in the car, also had strangulation marks on his neck, police said.
According to police, the 55-year-old and 67-year-old brothers had disabilities. Police believe their 57-year-old brother may have killed them and then hanged himself, Fuji reported.