• Kyodo


The Hyogo Prefectural Police arrested a 49-year-old lieutenant on Thursday on suspicion of stealing ¥2 million at a residence where he investigated an apparent suicide.

The suspect, Yoji Yamashita, and five others visited a 71-year-old woman’s house on March 27 to inspect the site where her husband had hanged himself. Yamashita has owned up to the theft, the police said.

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