HOKKAIDO (TR) – Hokkaido Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a suicide after the body of a boy was found at an apartment building in Sapporo on Monday, report TV Asahi (June 26).
At just before 9:00 a.m., the body of a boy, believed to be a high school student, was found by a passerby of the building collapsed near an emergency staircase. Police arriving arriving at the scene confirmed him dead.
The boy’s chest had a shallow wound and one of his legs had a bone fracture, police said. A knife was also found nearby.
Police suspect that the boy gashed his chest with the knife before leaping from the staircase in taking his own life.