OITA (TR) – Oita Prefectural Police believe a man fatally stabbed his daughter inside their residence in Beppu City before taking his own life, reports the Nishi Nippon Shimbun (Nov. 29).
At around 6:15 p.m. on Friday, officers working off a tip entered the residence in the Minamitateishi area and found the man, a 55-year-old company employee, and his daughter, 18, dead inside.
The bodies of both persons had wounds. A bloodstained knife was found nearby, the Beppu Police Station said.
There were no signs of a break-in, and the interior had not been ransacked.
The man died due to loss of blood from a wound to the abdomen. Meanwhile, the cause of death of his daughter was loss of blood from a wound to the neck, police said.
Officers entered the residence after a colleague of the man reported that he had dropped out of contact.