• Kyodo


Police referred to prosecutors on Wednesday the case of a man suspected of murder and arson at an Osaka mental health clinic last December that resulted in the deaths of 26 people as well as the suspect, investigative sources said.

The investigation of the suspected arson on Dec. 17 has come to an end, with prosecutors expected to drop the case after the suspect, Morio Tanimoto, 61, died before police were able to question him.

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