Bodies of woman, 8-month-old son found in car in Gifu

Posted on April 6, 2016. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

GIFU — February 14th, 2016

Police in Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, said Sunday that the bodies of a 36-year-old woman and her 8-month-old son were found inside a car parked on a mountain road, in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

A passerby alerted police at around 5:50 p.m. Saturday, saying that a car was parked by the side of the road and the occupants were not moving, Fuji TV reported. The car, which was locked from the inside, was parked on a snow-covered road in Asahicho, police said. The woman was in the driver’s seat while her son was in a child seat in the front passenger seat.

There were no signs of external injury on the child’s body, but the woman appears to have stabbed herself. Police said autopsies will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

The woman and her son were reported missing by the woman’s 46-year-old husband after he came home from work on Friday night. The man told police his wife had mentioned to him in the past that she was having difficulty with child-rearing and that she didn’t care whether she lived or died.

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Woman kills 16-year-old daughter, then stabs herself in apparent murder-suicide bid

Posted on December 30, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |


A 16-year-old girl died of stab wounds and her 36-year-old Filipino mother is in critical condition after apparently stabbing herself at their home in Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture, police said Sunday.

The two were discovered by police accompanied by a relative at around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday night, Fuji TV reported. The relative had been worried at being unable to contact the woman.

The two were taken to hospital where the daughter was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

Police suspect the woman stabbed her daughter in the stomach and then herself in an attempted murder-suicide. A blood-stained knife was found near the mother, police said.

The mother and daughter lived with a Japanese man who was out at the time.

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Mother, one-month-old child dead in apparent murder-suicide

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

KANAGAWA — March 27th, 2015

A 35-year-old woman and her one-month-old daughter were found collapsed on the ground outside their apartment in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Both died shortly after in what police believe was a murder-suicide case.

According to police, Emi Sato, a company employee, and her daughter were found near the entrance of Sato’s apartment at around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. Police said it appeared that Sato jumped from the stairs of her building, carrying her child with her.

Both were taken to hospital where they died a short time after arrival.

Sato’s father told police that lately his daughter had been talking about wanting to commit suicide.

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Mother, 2 children found dead in apparent murder-suicide leap from cliff

Posted on July 21, 2014. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

 JUL. 18, 2014 – CHIBA — Japan Today

Police in Choshi, Chiba prefecture, said Friday that a mother and her two young children were found dead at the shore near a lighthouse in an apparent murder-suicide.

According to police, the bodies of the three—a 39-year-old woman and her two daughters, aged 6 and 4—were found just before noon Thursday at the bottom of a 20-meter cliff near the Inubosaki lighthouse in Chiba Prefecture.

TBS quoted police as saying it looked like the mother threw herself and her two daughters off the cliff.

Police said they received a call just after 10 a.m. Thursday from a man in Ichikawa, saying that his wife and children had gone to visit the lighthouse, but had not come home.

Police and firefighters went to the lighthouse and found the three bodies. They were confirmed dead at the scene. Police said the bodies showed signs of having been subjected to physical trauma, possibly caused by the fall and by the waves slamming them into rocks, TBS reported.

The woman’s car was parked nearby, police said.

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