Serial murder can be a family business, if a police hunch in Japan turns out to be true. A Peruvian man is currently in a coma and accused of six brutal murders in Japan. Jonathan Vayron Nakada Ludeña, 30, is the prime suspect in the killing of a woman and her two daughters, aged seven and 10, who were found in a clothes closet in the home in Kumagaya, northeast of Tokyo on September 16. The two girls were found to have suffered deep neck cuts, giving evidence that he intended to kill them. The victims in that instance were Misaki 10, Haruka, 7, and mother Miwako Kato, 41.
Victims Miwako Kato, and daughters Misaki and Haruka
He is also the prime suspect in the murder of an 84-year-old woman, Kazuyo Shiraishi, who was found slashed to death in her bathtub in a home just 300 feet away. Also stabbed to death nearby were a married couple: Minoru Tasaki, 55, and wife Misae, 53, who were found dead on September 14. The Tokyo suburb is home to a large population of Peruvian immigrants.
After the stabbing attack on the mother and two young girls, Nakada Ludeña leapt from a second-storey window and fractured his skull. He is currently in hospital and in a coma. He is believed to have chosen his victims randomly, following an escape from a police station where he was being questioned on September 13. Police had taken him into custody when he was found incoherent at a fire station.
Suspect Vayron Nakada Ludena jumped from the second-storey of this house in an escape attempt
Based on DNA evidence found at one of the crime scenes, a warrant has been obtained for his arrest for breaking and entering, as well as murder.
Kumagaya police have found letters apparently written in blood at the home of the murdered middle-aged couple, Misae and Minoru Tasaki. The letters appear to have been written by Nakada Ludeña.
Police had been notified of break-ins committed by a foreigner at homes in Kumagaya. When the body of 84-year-old Shiraishi was found, Nakada Ludeña was spotted looking out from a second-storey window and holding a knife. When police ordered him to drop it, he cut both wrists and then jumped to the ground and fractured his skull.
Nakada’s former employer said that the accused had worked in a deli food factory in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, in August of this year, but quit on Sepember 12. He has been described as being a quiet loner, who had little to do with fellow Peruvians. Approximately, 2,000 Peruvians live in Isesaki, north of Kumagaya, where many work in the automobile and food processing industries. They comprise the second-largest non-Japanese community next to Brazilians.
The suspect in Japan is believed that he is the brother of Peru's "Apostle of Death", Pablo Nakada Ludeña, 41, who was arrested in 2006 for shooting to death at least 17 people. The elder Nakada Ludeña is a schizophrenic who claimed that he had a calling from God to rid the world of useless people. In 2011, Pablo told the media, “I am not a criminal, I’m a cleaner, I got rid of homosexuals and the homeless from society. I killed 25 people to clean the world of scum.” When asked what how he felt about the murders, Pablo said "I feel that I'm helping. To do what? To make people change. So that the world will change. I want there to be peace."
Pablo Nakada Ludena was born in 1973 in Peru with the birthname Pedro Pablo Mesías Ludeña. He changed his paternal surname to Nakada in 2003 following his adoption by a Japanese citizen. The practice of fraudulent adoption by Japanese citizens is often used by criminals to escape detention. Sometimes called "The Apostle of Hell," and "The Huacho Monster," he was given the maximum sentence allowable in Peru: 35 years, since the death penalty has been abolished.
Pablo Nakada Lundena behind bars in Peru