Police said Thursday that an 8-year-old girl has died and her mother remains in hospital with stab wounds in Kibichuo, Okayama Prefecture.
According to police, the girl and her mother were found in their apartment at around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Fuji TV reported that the girl was unconscious and had strangulation marks on her neck, while the mother had multiple stab wounds. They were rushed to the hospital immediately, but the girl was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Police said the girl, identified as Miori Kojima, had been attending a special needs school. Miori's grandmother was the one to discover the unconscious bodies of Miori and her 51-year-old mother when she returned home.
Police said Miori had been strangled with a cord. A blood-stained knife was found beside the mother, police said.
Police said there were no signs of forced entry into the apartment and plan to question the mother after she recovers.
The woman's husband was at work at the time.© Japan Today