The Telegraph reports on a poetry-writing suspected killer who is being hunted by Japanese police after the bodies of five people were found in a tiny mountain village.
The chief suspect is a 63-year-old villager at whose home police found a “haiku” poem stuck to the window.
The haiku is a traditional Japanese form, a three-line verse of 17 syllables in a five-seven-five arrangement. It customarily evokes natural phenomena, frequently as a metaphor for human emotions.
The haiku reads: “Setting a fire – smoke gives delight – to a country fellow.”