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72-year-old woman found stabbed to death in Okinawa

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Police in Motobu, Okinawa, said Friday they are investigating the murder of a 72-year-old woman whose body was found with numerous stab wounds

According to police, the woman's body was found by her son and his wife who had come to visit her at around 1:40 p.m. on Thursday, TBS reported. Sources close to the investigation say that the victim was found lying face down on her bed. Along with a deep gash running from the left side of her neck to her shoulder, several other parts of her body had knife wounds as well, police said.

Police say that she had been dead for several days before her body was discovered. There were no signs of breaking and entering in the apartment.

The woman normally went jogging everyday. However, neighbors noticed that she had not been seen for some time and contacted her son.

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The name of the town is not Motomachi, it is Motobu-cho or the Town of Motobu.


Yeah crap like this happens down here too, rather surprised that it hit here though. The people in the town are shocked to say the least, as crimes like this are few and far between in that area.

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