crime

66-year-old woman found dead at home; daughter hospitalized

16 Comments

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

©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.

16 Comments
Login to comment

Hopefully nothing happens to the poor daughter before the police get around to questioning her. Whoever would go so far as to stab people to death might also decide to go to the hospital to finish the job.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

sengoku38, why making such a quick conclusion? There can as well be a possiblity that there was no intruder at all.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

thats what I was thinking Billgates. By the way they say "eldest" daughter it implies that there are other children. It could have easily been her, or another of her children. Or a fight between the mom and the eldest daughter. Or a robbery gone wrong.

However RIP to this poor woman. What an awful way to go.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Or a fight between the mom and the eldest daughter

Knife to the face usually makes it a personal attack.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Oh, c'mon! It's just another murdered family member with a failed attempt at suicide by the nutcase responsible. Just another day on the island asylum. Case closed!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Ibaraki Prefecture again??

And I really can't imagine being stabbed in the face... that's horrific.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

billgates, I support your hypothesis about the absence of intruder.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The only thing I'm wondering is why they need to wait for the daughter to make a FULL recovery before questioning her. Surely there would be some point where she could be questioned as she's still recovering.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Sounds like another case of murder / attempted suicide, very common here where one kills the other then tries to kill self only to fail.

Various reasons why they fail but most often because they lack the resolve to go the whole way and make a half hearted attempt like alot of things they do in this country, half hearted not really fully commited, however this daughter should be commited once she recovers if my theory is correct.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Agree with bobbafett. This was personal. It was very likely the eldest daughter or some other family member. No sign of a struggle also suggests that the stabber was known to the victim(s?) Plus, if it had looked like a robbery/break-in, I assume it would say so in the article.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Seems like all the violence are being committed by using knives and sharp objects. This bad side of their culture will never decline and just get worse. The government should start a new law to track all knives by having serial numbers engraved on them and the names of the owners.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

dasyhard - The government should start a new law to track all knives by having serial numbers engraved on them and the names of the owners.

Is this sarcasm? Or, are you just typing the first ridiculous thing that comes into your head?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The government should start a new law to track all knives by having serial numbers engraved on them and the names of the owners

I agree. Should be the same thing for kotatsu's too - they are also deadly weapons!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

If you outlaw knives, then only outlaws will have knives. How can you hope to defend yourself unless you're carrying a knife as well? The only sane approach is to arm everyone with knives for self-defense.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

@Billgates "sengoku38, why making such a quick conclusion? There can as well be a possiblity that there was no intruder at all."

I think he was saying the they should probably have security around the survivor, which they probably do. just because other possibilities exist, doesn't mean they should ignore this possibility and provide no protection. he jumped to conclusions? Hello pot, meet kettle. there really wasn't enough information in this article to draw any conclusions except that 1 woman was hurt and 1 was killed. anything else is pure fantasy which seems pretty common from a lot of posters here.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Usually it a family member responsible for crimes like this but lets keep an open mind although it sounds to me like the daughter snapped. Well folks lets see how the lay judges deal with this one.If she is guilty no reason why she shouldnt swing. Come on fair is fair. You cant have death for one and a suspended sentence for another for similar crimes. Actually I dont think anyone should swing. Dont get me wrong.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites