TOKYO (TR) – A woman died and her daughter was seriously injured after they both plunged from a building in Tama City on Friday, police said, reports the Sankei Shimbun (May 9).
At around 10:40 p.m., a male pedestrian alerted police after hearing “a loud sound” and finding two persons collapsed outside the 10-floor building.
According to the Tama-Chuo Police Station, the woman, believed to be in her 30s or 40s, was later confirmed dead at a hospital. Meanwhile, her daughter, aged around 7, is unconscious with unspecified serious injuries.
Police later found the shoes and a backpack belonging to the woman and her daughter on the roof of the building.
Before the incident, the woman wrote a farewell message to an acquaintance via her mobile telephone, police said.
Police are treating the case as a forced double suicide.