Kanagawa cops: Bodies of woman, son found with ropes around necks

Man is believed to have strangled his disabled mother before taking own life

The bodies of an elderly woman and her son were found along a road in Isehara City

The bodies of an elderly woman and her son were found along a road in Isehara City

KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have launched an investigation into what is believed to have been a murder-suicide following discovery of the bodies of a disabled woman and her son on a road in Isehara City, reports TBS News (Oct. 8).

At around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, police received a tip about “a person collapsed at a stopped vehicle on a road.” Officers arriving at the scene found Mikiyo Arate, 82, in the passenger seat with a rope around her neck. The body of her 62-year-old son was found hanged with a rope near the rear door.

Both persons were confirmed dead at the scene.

According to police, the woman suffered from a cognitive impairment. It is suspected that the son strangled his mother before using the rear door to hang himself with a rope.

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