Police in Fukaya, Saitanma Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 67-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 43-year-old daughter.
According to police, the suspect, Ikuko Yanagi showed up at a police station at around 6:30 a.m. Saturday with her 41-year-old son, who lives elsewhere, and said that she had strangled to death her daughter Yumi with a scarf six hours earlier, Fuji TV reported.
Police went to the house and found the body of Yumi in her first-floor bedroom.
Yanagi was quoted by police as saying she was distressed over her daughter's illness, which police did not disclose. She lived with her 66-year-old husband and daughter. Yanagi woke her husband at around 6 a.m. and told him what she had done, and he called their son to come over and take his mother to the police station while he remained with Yumi's body.
Police said Yanagi had also slit her wrists in an apparent suicide attempt.© Japan Today