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6 bodies found in remote farmhouse in Japan

November 26, 2018 GMT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have found six bodies believed to be members of a family in a farmhouse in a remote mountain village, and the body of a seventh person who apparently jumped from a nearby bridge.

Miyazaki police said Monday that officers found the bodies after receiving a call from a relative of the family in another town, saying his calls had gone unanswered. They said some bodies had knife cuts.

Police said the seventh body, found in the river below the bridge, was of an unidentified man who apparently fled in the family’s car.

Police are attempting to identify the bodies to see if they are of farmer Yasuo Iihoshi, his wife and their adult son’s family.

The area is near Takachiho valley, a popular tourist destination in southern Japan.