SHIZUOKA (TR) – Shizuoka Prefectural Police launched an investigation after an elderly woman was fatally stabbed in the town of Nagaizumi on Tuesday, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Mar. 10).
At around 6:50 p.m., Noriko Suwabe, 69, was found collapsed inside her residence, located in the Shimotogari area, by her daughter-in-law.
Suwabe, whose chest and abdomen had received multiple stab wounds, was later confirmed dead at a hospital.
A knife that was likely used in the crime was found dropped at the scene, police said.
Suwabe lives with her son and daughter-in-law at the residence. Prior to the discovery, the daughter-in-law heard Suwabe getting into an argument with an unknown man.
The daughter-in-law descended from the second floor to the entrance and discovered Suwabe collapsed and bleeding.
The man then fled the scene, police said.