Man arrives home to find wife stabbed to death in Tokyo apartment


Police said Thursday that a woman was stabbed to death at her Itabashi apartment home in Tokyo on Wednesday night.

According to police, the woman, who has been named as 34-year-old Kumi Arai, was discovered by her husband who told police he arrived home at around 10:50 p.m. to find the front door unlocked and the victim dead on the floor, Fuji TV reported.

The husband was quoted as saying that he found his wife lying face up on the floor bleeding from several stab wounds to her chest and back. He also reportedly told officers that the apartment cupboards were in disarray when he arrived home, leading police to suspect Arai was stabbed by a man attempting to rob their home.

Japan Today

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    I never lock my door

    Hopefully we will never read about you being in this position

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    JapanGal: "What is the husband's alibi?"

    Well let's see... a man likely in his thirties (doesn't say, but I'm guessing not too much age difference between him and his wife), coming home on a Wednesday night at 10:50 in Tokyo... my guess is: AT WORK! or at least, at work and then an enkai with work buddies after. In any case, I'm sure there are people who can vouch for him (and probably have -- we're not going to hear about this any further unless there's some scandal involved). If the man was regularly home at a different time or had finished work a lot earlier we probably would have gotten more details within this story. I hope you're not jumping to conclusions based on gender or anything -- I mean, could easily have been the Ms. was cheating while hubby was away and the boyfriend did it.

    "I never lock my door."

    I'm with Disillusioned on his response to this.

    In any case, horrible thing to come home to, obviously.

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    "several stab wounds", and furthermore on opposite sides of her body (which sounds like continuing to stab after dead, or fallen) is usually thought to be a personal grudge with severe emotional excitement, not a burglary. Most likely someone she knew well and had some sort of falling out with, family member, close friend, lover, ex.

    In any case my guess is they messed up the place to make it look like a burglary afterward.

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    Wow... what a predicament to find ones' self in. I send my regards to the family and loved ones. I hope they do find the perp really soon. Regardless....

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