SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a group suicide after three bodies were found inside a vehicle parked in the town of Yokoze, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Dec. 31).
At around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, a person notified police about “a suspicious vehicle with a license plate from Kansai” parked in the Ashigakubo area.
Officers from the Chichibu Police Station arriving at the scene found the body of a woman, likely aged in her 40s, in the passenger seat. The bodies of another woman and a man, both aged in their 60s, were discovered in the passenger seat and back seat.
Police also found burned charcoal briquettes and a stove inside the vehicle. A will was also discovered inside.
Police are now working to confirm the identity of the bodies, according to TBS News (Dec. 31).