EHIME (TR) – Ehime Prefectural Police have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of the corpse of an elderly man at his residence in Imabari City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (May 28).
At around 12:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Matsumi Yoshii, 73, was found collapsed on the floor of a storage room on the property by his son.
Emergency personnel arriving at the residence confirmed Yoshii, whose abdomen had been slashed open, dead at the scene. A potential murder weapon was not found near the body, the Inabari Police Station said.
The following day, police said that the results of an autopsy revealed that Yoshii died as a result of loss of blood.
According to police, Yoshii shared the residence with his son and a grandchild. Yoshii was last seen at dinner on Tuesday night.