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Police find woman’s corpse, daughter hanged in Adachi residence

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation after finding the decayed corpse of an elderly woman inside a residence she shares with her daughter, who was found hanged nearby, reports TV Asahi (Sept. 18).

At just before 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, a welfare officer tipped off police after observing a “foul smell” coming from inside the residence, located in Adachi Ward.

Officers arriving at the scene found the skeletal remains of the woman, aged in her 70s, lying on a futon in the living room. Another woman, believed to be her daughter, aged in her 40s, was discovered hanged nearby.

The daughter was rushed to a hospital where she was later confirmed dead, police said.

in Adachi Ward
Tokyo police found the corpse of a woman inside her residence in Adachi Ward on Tuesday (Twitter)

A neighbor confirmed seeing the daughter outside the residence on Monday, police said.

Police believe the woman died due to an unspecified reason before the daughter committed suicide.