A 74-year-old woman who suffered from dementia was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Tokyo, police said Monday.
Police said the woman, Teruko Shiozaki, had left a day service home by herself at around 5 p.m. Sunday but never returned to her own residence, Sankei Shimbun reported. Her body was found by the side of Ring Road No. 7 in Ota Ward at around 3 a.m. Monday.
Police believe Shiozaki wandered around for several hours before being hit from behind. She was declared dead at the scene, police said, adding her injuries were consistent with being struck by a car.
Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the vehicle that hit her.© Japan Today