AOMORI (TR) – Aomori Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a murder-suicide following the discovery of two bodies at a residence in Goshogawara City, reports the Mainichi Shimbun (Nov. 11).
At around 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, a relative of a 70-year-old man found him hanged inside a first-floor garage of the residence, located in the Kanagicho area.
After the relative alerted police, the body of the man’s 44-year-old daughter was found in a second-floor bedroom. According to Fuji News Network (Nov. 11), markings on her neck indicated that she had been strangled to death.
Police suspect that the elderly man killed his daughter before taking his own life.