OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police are in investigating what is believed to have been a group suicide following the discovery of three bodies in a vehicle in Shijonawate City on Monday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 13).
At 4:30 p.m., an officer from the Shijonawate Police Station working off a tip found the bodies, belonging to two women and one man, inside a vehicle parked in a lot at Iimori Cemetery, located in the Shimodabara area.
A woman, believed to be in her 50s, was in the driver’s seat while a man, likely in his 30s, was in the passenger seat. The second woman, also believed to be in her 50s, was found squatting between the two seats.
Charcoal briquettes and a burner were also found inside the vehicle.
Police are now working to confirm the identities of the three persons.
In a previous report, the Sankei (June 12) reported the person in the driver’s seat was a man. However, the results of an autopsy revealed the person was a woman.