Oita woman arrested over death of 7-year-old son

Posted on January 29, 2014. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

 JAN. 25, 2014 – OITA —

Police in Oita have arrested a 40-year-old woman over the death of her 7-year-old son.

According to police, the woman, identified as Noriko Okada, killed her son Koki sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. on Friday. NTV reported that Okada’s husband called 119, saying that Koki was unconscious and bleeding from the mouth.

When an ambulance arrived, Koki was in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. He was confirmed dead shortly after at a hospital.

Police said there were strangulation marks on the boy’s neck and that Okada had admitted to killing her son, but has so far given no motive.

Okada and her husband have two other children—a daughter, 17, and a son, 6.

Police said Okada had been institutionalized several years ago and that her family reported that her behavior had started becoming erratic about two months ago, according to NTV.

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Man arrested for leaving children in car, suspected of killing their mother

Posted on July 27, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , |

CRIME JUL. 20, 2013 – OITA —

Police in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, said Friday that a man who was arrested for abandoning his two young children in a car may have also murdered their mother.

According to police, the two children, a 2-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy, were found in a car parked outside a foster home on Thursday morning. NTV reported that the car’s owner, a 38-year-old woman, was missing and that the police questioned her partner Hiroshi Kawano, a 33-year-old occupation therapist and father of the two children. Kawano and the victim are not married, police said.

On Friday, Kawano admitted abandoning the two children in the car and said he had put their mother’s body in a suitcase and dumped it in the woods, according to the NTV report. Police found the body Friday morning, adding that it appeared she had been strangled to death.

NTV quoted police as saying that Kawano has hinted murdering the woman but is saying nothing else. Police said he has initially been charged with abandoning a body.

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Oita woman confesses to lying about daughter’s abduction, burying body

Posted on February 7, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

 Feb. 06, 2012 -OITA —

Police said Monday they have arrested a woman for abandoning a corpse after the partial remains of her baby were found in the woods near her house in Hijimachi, Oita Prefecture.

The case received a lot of publicity last September, when the woman—identified as Yuko Emoto—claimed that her 2-year-old daughter, Kotone, had been abducted from a parked car outside a supermarket. Emoto told police she had left her daughter in the child seat in back of her car while she went into the Marushoku Kawasaki supermarket. She said she had been gone about five minutes, and when she returned to the car, her daughter was missing.

Police launched a massive search for the girl, but to no avail.

Police said they asked Emoto to come to the police station for informal questioning over the incident on Sunday, at which time she confessed that the abduction story had been a lie and that she had actually buried the girl’s body in the mountains, Fuji TV reported.

After further questioning, Emoto took police to the forest around three kilometers from her home and assisted officers in the search for her daughter’s remains, a police spokesperson said. Some partial remains were found at around 2:40 p.m. Sunday, which police believe are likely to be those of Kotone, Fuji reported.

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Oita woman arrested for allegedly beating 4-year-old son to death

Posted on November 27, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , |

OITA — Japan Today (Nov. 27, 2011)

Police said Saturday they have arrested a 37-year-old woman from Beppu, Oita Prefecture, for allegedly beating to death her 4-year-old son.

The boy was found dead on Friday at the home of the woman, who has been identified as Rie Kinjo, Fuji TV reported. The boy had apparently been beaten to death. Police allege that Kinjo carried out a sustained series of assaults on her son, Shuma, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Fuji reported.

During police questioning, Kinjo reportedly told investigators that she punched the child in the head and chest and hit him with a plastic umbrella to discipline him after he wet himself. She said that when she woke up on Friday, her son was dead, Fuji reported.

Police said that Kinjo, who is unemployed, lived with her partner, Shuma and another younger son.

Meanwhile, NHK quoted police as saying that multiple marks and bruises were present on Shuma’s body at the time of his death and that there remains a strong possibility that he was subject to other forms of mistreatment. An autopsy is to be carried out to establish the exact cause of death.

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