Police in Tokyo's Taito Ward said Sunday that a 41-year-old woman was found strangled to death at her apartment on Saturday night.
According to police, the woman's body was found by her 15-year-old junior high school daughter when she returned home from school at about 7 p.m. Saturday, Fuji TV reported. The woman was lying on her side on a sofa bed, covered up to her shoulders with a blanket.
The woman's daughter called 119. The woman was confirmed dead at the scene, police said, adding there were strangulation marks on her neck. There were no signs of a break-in or a struggle in the room, police said.
The girl told police her mother was asleep on the sofa bed when she left for school in the morning. She said her mother was still sleeping on the sofa when she came back home briefly at around 1:30 p.m. but thought nothing was odd until she returned at night.© Japan Today