Miyazaki police to arrest man in ice pick slaying of manager of diner
tokyoreporter.com -- Oct 19
Miyazaki Prefectural Police plan to arrest a 62-year-old man in the murder of the manager of a diner in Miyazaki City last month, reports Nippon News Network

At 11:50 a.m. on September 9, a male customer of the Ehira Yotsume Shokudo, located in the Ehira-Higashi area of Miyazaki City, found the body of Tatsuo Onishi, 65, collapsed and bleeding from the head in the kitchen.

Emergency personnel arriving at the restaurant confirmed him dead. An area of his head near an ear appeared to have been stabbed by an ice pick.

According to police, the suspect fled to Oita Prefecture where he stole a vehicle. He was later arrested and prosecuted in Niigata Prefecture on suspicion of theft. During the course of that investigation, the suspect hinted at killing Onishi.

Based on the condition of the body, which had experienced rigor mortis, police believe the incident took place several hours before the discovery.

The diner occupies three floors of a building. A sliding door on the first floor was found unlocked upon the arrival of officers. As well, the drawer of the register was open.

The suspect was scheduled to be sent from Niigata to Miyazaki on Thursday.

宮崎市の食堂で起きた強盗殺人事件で、62歳の男に逮捕状です。 この事件は先月9日、宮崎市にある「江平四ツ目食堂」で、店主の大西達夫さん(65)の頭にアイスピックのようなものが刺さって死亡しているのが見つかったものです。
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