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Police suspect suicide in yakuza death


Sep 5, 2010

An high-ranking member of an organized crime group was discovered collapsed and bleeding by his son in theirAdachi-ku home on Sept 4. The 64-year-old yakuza, who is said to have belonged to a group related to the Sumiyoshi-kai, was confirmed dead by emergency officials at around 10:40am. A gun was discovered near the body, and a lack of signs of a struggle have led police to investigate the possibility the man may have committed suicide.

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