Woman, 5-year-old son found dead in Tokyo apartment

Posted on September 13, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , |

CRIME SEP. 13, 2012 -TOKYO —
Police said Thursday that a woman in her 30s and her son, aged around 5, were found dead in an apartment in Tokyo’s Shibuya district.

According to police, the bodies of the woman and the boy were found at around 7 a.m., Fuji TV reported. Both were lying on their backs on a bed with towels wrapped around their faces. Police said it appeared they had been suffocated to death, adding that the woman had been dead for about a day and the boy for half a day. The woman also had strangulation marks on her neck, police said.

Police said they are searching for a man in his 60s who lived with the victims, Fuji reported. The man has been missing after calling his relatives early Thursday, saying he had killed the woman and the boy. Police said they found a note in the bedroom, which said “I will follow you.”

Police said the man’s car was missing and his cell phone was not receiving calls.

Japan Today

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