3 bodies found in apartment in suspected group suicide
Police said Friday that three bodies have been discovered in an apartment in Hachioji, Tokyo, in what they believe to be a group suicide.
According to police, the bodies were discovered by a district welfare officer who visited the apartment on Thursday afternoon, Fuji TV reported. Police said one of the deceased was a woman in her 60s, and lying beside her were a man and woman in their 40s, believed to have been her children. The three are believed to have been dead for several days.
Police said the alignment of the bodies and the presence of a charcoal burner in the room suggest that the three were a family who committed group suicide.