81-year-old woman murdered at home in Aomori Pref


Police in Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, said Monday that an 81-year-old woman who was found collapsed inside her home on Saturday was murdered.

According to police, an acquaintance of Shigeko Ohinata, who lived alone in the Ichikawa-machi district, was found by a friend at around 4 p.m., Sankei Shimbun reported. She was lying inside by the entrance to the front door which was not locked.

Police said an autopsy revealed Ohinata was choked to death and that she had been dead for several days. Investigators said there were no signs of a struggle.

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My mother was 81 when she died. When I spoke to the police officers who entered the house on my request, the second thing they told me was that nothing in the house had been disturbed, that her death wasn't suspicious. It had never occurred to me.

I can't imagine the terror that this woman must have felt in the last minutes of her life.

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Horrible. RIP shigeko san.

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