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86-year-old woman found dead in river; daughter apparently hangs herself


Police in Shibushi, Kagoshima Prefecture, said Sunday that the body of an 86-year-old woman was founding floating in a river and that her eldest daughter was found hanging from a nearby tree last week, in what they believe was a murder-suicide.

According to police, an autopsy revealed that Yoshiko Haraguchi had been strangled to death before her body was dumped in the river where it was found on June 7, Kyodo News reported. Haraguchi’s daughter, who was in her 60s, was found on June 9, hanging from a tree in a forest about 140 meters downstream from where her mother’s body was retrieved.

Police said they have yet to learn any motive for the suspected murder-suicide.

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Cost of living, low income, no public assistance...take your pick. Where was the rest of the family (if anyone left) to help...same story, different day

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These kind of terrible news are depressing, it can make you imagine many sad scenarios leading to this fatal outcome, I understand it is news worthy and people want to know about it, but sometimes I wish there could be some kind of filter so you can spend a few days without knowing these tragedies are happening.

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I hope to don't see any more news like this . The family have to be help , people need money and when they get old need cure and medicine for free , food and place where to stay , we need to keep healthy our gran parents , when we are young we have to help by our self and it's difficult , nobody help the young people but the old people after a unsuccess life for they fault or not they need help from GOV . in any country , if we don't get help when we are young we should get when we are old , in any place of the world .

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What a disgrace that these people are allowed to fall through the cracks of the health/aged care systems. There needs to be some sort of accountability from the Govt. It seems that when these people reach the end of their working life (eg pay taxes) they are virtually ignored. They don't ask for much, just some recognition that their lives have not been in vain.

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Yes, that is one option, but I think the three robbers in their 80’s from that other news, they made a much better choice to handle their problems in a more adequate and less violent way.

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