An autopsy showed that Tamae Hindman, 44, had defensive wounds on her hands, according to Okinawa Prefecture Police.  VIA FACEBOOK
An autopsy showed that Tamae Hindman, 44, had defensive wounds on her hands, according to Okinawa Prefecture Police. VIA FACEBOOK

Police ID Japanese woman they say was stabbed to death by US sailor on Okinawa

by Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japanese police have identified Tamae Hindman, 44, as the Okinawa woman stabbed to death in an apparent slaying-suicide on the island over the weekend.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Gabriel Olivero, a 32-year-old Navy corpsman from North Carolina, may have killed Hindman inside a six-story apartment building in the Kuwae district of Chatan, according to Okinawa Prefectural Police. Olivero, who was attached to the 3rd Marine Division, then apparently turned the knife on himself.

Autopsies showed both bled to death and that Olivero had multiple wounds to the groin area on both legs, a police spokesman said Tuesday. An autopsy on Hindman on Monday found stab wounds on her neck and defensive wounds on her hands.

The pair’s bloodied bodies were found in bed, along with a knife, after police were called at 7:26 a.m. Saturday. The woman’s child was present when the incident occurred and called a relative, who then reported it to police.

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