2 men found dead in Tokyo hotel in apparent suicide
Police said Monday that the bodies of two men were found in a business hotel room in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward in what appears to be a double suicide.
The bodies of the men, both in their 20s, were found in the bathroom of the hotel at around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, TV Asahi reported. Police said one of the men was found lying on the floor face up and the other was found sitting in a chair. Police said that there were no obvious signs of injury on the bodies.
Found near the men, investigators said, was an empty bottle of toilet cleaner, of the type often used in suicide cases. Police say the detergent is often mixed with other substances to create hydrogen sulphide, a colorless gas with an odor like rotten eggs, which quickly causes death by asphyxiation.