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Murders-suicide suspected in three Okinawa City deaths

Date Posted: 2011-06-30

Two men stabbed to death in two separate locations, together with a third man found hanged, have Okinawa City Police investigating a bizarre set of crimes.

The saga for Okinawa City Police began at 10:30 a.m. last Friday, when they joined emergency rescue personnel on a 110 call to the Yogi district where they found a man stabbed. Shigemitsu Uechi was laying on the floor near the front door, where his father found him after hearing the son call out “please call an ambulance.”

The 55-year-old Uechi, who lived with his father and four others in the second floor apartment, had answered the door bell moments earlier. Uechi was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigators say Uechi was employed as a “Real Estate Property Consultant”, and suspect there had been trouble over money between him and the man at the front door. Police immediately described Uechi’s death as a homicide.

Okinawa City Police crime investigators digging into the murder came up with a suspect, and that led to their visiting the Yaejima district that night. What they found was the bodies of two men, one of them stabbed. Sadaharu Iha, 55, was found dead of stab wounds in one room of the house, a bloody kitchen knife nearby. A room away was a 62-year-old man who had hanged himself. No suicide note was found.

Police and Prosecutors Office investigators say they believe Iha and Uechi had money troubles with the third man, who subsequently killed the pair. Police had gone to the house following up a lead from yet another man, who told officers about money problems with a person at the address. He’d told them “I lent the man money, but he doesn’t pay back my money, and I wanted to let you know his address.”

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