Four dead in suspected suicide pact


Three men and a woman were found dead in a station wagon in a suspected suicide pact in Saitama Prefecture on Tuesday afternoon, police said early Wednesday.

Police found the four bodies in the town of Minano after a 57-year-old man picking wild vegetables alerted them around 4:30 p.m.

Inside the vehicle police found four portable charcoal stoves and two apparent suicide notes that said, “Got tired of the world.” They believe the four died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

One of the four was identified as a 26-year-old office worker from Kunitachi in western Tokyo.

The car, which had an Omiya license plate, was rented to the 26-year-old office worker. The doors were locked and the windows were sealed from the inside with vinyl tape.