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Haiku poet suspected of killing five in Japan

Japanese policemen patrol the Niigata Port, on June 8, 2003. Japanese police are hunting for a "haiku poet"suspected of killing five people in a tiny mountain village.Japanese police are Tuesday hunting for a haiku poet suspected of killing five people in a tiny mountain village. The five victims represent a third of the population of the hamlet in western Yamaguchi prefecture, where police on Sunday found three corpses after two houses were burned to the ground. Investigators on Monday discovered the bodies of two more people, who reports said appeared to have been battered to death.