EHIME (TR) – Ehime Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of the body of an elderly woman with a stab wound to her stomach in Imabari City on Wednesday, reports TBS News (Apr. 27).
Emergency personnel responded to a call from a helper who visited the home of Satsuki Ochi, 81, at around 1 p.m. She was confirmed dead on the first floor of the residence with a wound to her stomach that was several centimeters long.
The home of Ochi, who lives alone, appeared to be undisturbed, police said, adding that a suicide note was not discovered at the scene, according to TV Asahi (Apr. 27).
Police are investigating the case as suicide or the result of foul play. The results of an autopsy will be used to identify the cause of death.