A police investigation is underway after a 66-year-old woman was found dead from what appeared to be a knife wound at her home in Ibaraki-machi Nagaoka, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Sunday. Police said the woman, who has been identified as Hisako Ichibe, was found unconscious at around 4 p.m. by her 61-year-old husband returning from work.
He called emergency services and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Ichibe had sustained what appeared to be a knife wound to the face. An autopsy will be carried out to establish the cause of death.
The victim's eldest daughter was also injured and is currently in hospital, police said. Ichibe shared the house with her husband and eldest daughter.
Police found no clear signs of a struggle in the apartment and said they are waiting until the victim's eldest daughter has made a full recovery before questioning her about the circumstances surrounding the incident.© Compiled from news reports