HOKKAIDO (TR) – Hokkaido Prefectural Police suspect that a man murdered his wife at their residence in Sapporo City before taking his life, reports STV News (April 29).
At around 6:50 p.m. on Friday, a relative of Namiko Sakai, 85, found her collapsed in her bed the residence in the Shinkotonicho area of Kita Ward.
Emergency personnel transported her to a hospital where she was confirmed dead.
According to police, a rope was found near the bed.
Police later discovered the body of the man, who is believed to be Sakai’s husband, in a nearby forest.
Police believe that the man played a role in the death of Sakai before committing suicide.