Skip to main content.
A non-profit service providing academics, religion professionals and other researchers with religion & cult news

Religion news articles about religious cults, sects, world religions, and related issues

Home | About RNB Related: Cult FAQ | Cult Experts | Apologetics Index | Cult Information Search Engine
More articles about: Panawave:

Pana Wave member dies after being found in creek

Kyodo, Japan
Sep. 13, 2003 • Saturday September 13, 2003

FUKUI (Kyodo) A member of the Pana Wave Laboratory sect died at a hospital Friday, having been found unconscious in a creek here earlier in the morning, firefighters said.

The creek runs beside a building used by the sect.

The local fire department received a call around 1:50 a.m. from another member of the group who said he had heard a noise, looked into the creek and saw the man.

The dead man was identified as 50-year-old Hisao Kodama, believed to be from Oita Prefecture. The cause of death was not immediately known.

His head was bleeding when he was pulled from the water; investigators said he may have struck his head when he fell into the concrete-lined creek.

Last month, the Fukui Prefectural Police searched the group’s headquarters in connection with the death of another member, 40-year-old Satoshi Chigusa, an assistant professor at the Fukuoka University of Education.

Chigusa’s body was found with bruises on his back.

The group drew media attention earlier this year when some of its members, clad completely in white and traveling in a caravan of white vehicles, stopped along roads in central Japan.

info Original content is © Copyright Religion News Blog. All rights reserved.
    Do not republish or repost. Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

share this article Share this article

tag Related Articles

arrow Topic(s): Panawave

Comment Comment

Join Religion News Blog at Google+ to comment, share, and follow.

RSS Feed Follow Us


Religion News You May Like This As Well

Why are you not using Nozbe?

Don't you need to get things done?

Religion News Search Search Religion News Blog