Man tied to Amagasaki case insured for 60 mil. yen
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Oct 25
A man who fell to his death seven years ago during a trip with Miyoko Sumida--the prime suspect in a case in which a body was found in a metal drum last autumn in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture--took out three life insurance policies before he died, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
According to the investigative sources, the man was the husband of Sumida's sister-in-law, Mieko. He also owned the condominium where Sumida, 64, was living before her indictment. About 60 million yen was paid to Mieko in insurance money after his death.
The 51-year-old man reportedly took out insurance policies with three life insurance companies. Two of the policies were signed during the 1-1/2 years before his death.
Several people around the two women have gone missing, and three bodies were recently found at an Amagasaki home.
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