Police said Saturday that three people were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in their apartment in Kawasaki.
Police found the bodies at about 11:50 p.m. Friday after being alerted by a worried relative who had not heard from the family for a while, TBS reported. Police arrived to find Miyoko Okiyama, 70, and her son Takayuki, 44, dead from hanging, and Okiyama’s daughter Chiemi, 42, lying on the bed dead.
Police said there were no external injuries on Chiemi who had been bed-ridden due to a long illness. A suicide note was found, police said, without revealing any further details.