Nagasaki cops open murder case after elderly man found dead in home

Body of Shinichi Horita was found with stab wounds inside his residence in Shimabara City

Investigators are seen working outside the home of Shinichi Hotta in Shimabara City
Investigators are seen working outside the home of Shinichi Hotta in Shimabara City

NAGASAKI (TR) – Nagasaki Prefectural Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the body of an elderly man inside his residence in Shimabara City, reports NHK (Aug. 29).

At around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the body of Shinichi Horita, 81, was found collapsed in the bathroom on the first floor of the residence, located in the Ariakecho area, by a male and female relative. The body, which was fully clothed, had several stab wounds.

Officers from the Shimabara Police Station arriving at the scene noted that the interior of the residence had not been ransacked. A murder weapon has not yet been located.

Previously, Horita had been living with his older sister and her husband. However, after they moved to a rest home he had been living with their son.

Police are now working to confirm the cause of death of Horita.

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