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Osaka: Police hunt for man after mother found slain

in the town of Toyono
An elderly woman was found dead in the town of Toyono on Thursday (Fuji News Network)
OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police are hunting for a 45-year-old man after his mother was found dead in the town of Toyono on Thursday, reports TBS News (Mar. 1).

At around 9:40 a.m., a woman reported to emergency services that her sister-in-law was unconscious and not breathing at the residence.

Emergency personnel arriving at the residence found Miyoko Ishibashi, 78, lying face-down atop a futon with stab wounds to the back and side inside on the first floor. She was confirmed dead at the scene, police said.

According to police, Ishibashi shared the residence with her son and sister-in-law. At the time of arrival of emergency services, her son was not present. Police are seeking his whereabouts as a part of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the woman.