US sailor involved in apparent murder-suicide in Okinawa

A US sailor stationed in Okinawa was discovered useless subsequent to an area lady after an apparent murder-suicide, Japanese officers reported. The small southern island hosts roughly half of all American troops in Japan.

The US man, who was not instantly recognized, was connected to III Marine Division, Stars and Stripes reported citing a army spokesman. The physique of the 31-year-old was found on Saturday subsequent to that of a girl in her 40s. The two had been reportedly in a relationship, which ended with the sailor stabbing the girl to demise earlier than taking his personal life.

The Japanese police reportedly discovered the useless pair in a six-story house constructing in the Kuwae district of Chatan, a city on the western coast of Okinawa. The police mentioned the girl’s baby witnessed the incident when it occurred in the early morning and known as a relative, who in flip notified regulation enforcement.

“We are conscious of an incident ensuing in the demise of an apparent US Navy sailor with III Marine Division and a resident of Okinawa,” the spokesman, First Lt. David Mancilla mentioned. “This is an absolute tragedy and we are fully committed to supporting the investigation into the incident.”

The incident was mentioned by Japan’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba and US Ambassador William Hagerty throughout a cellphone name, the Japanese international ministry mentioned as cited by Associated Press.

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