Police in Osaka, investigating the Jan 7 murder of a 94-year-old woman, said Tuesday that the victim's 37-year-old grandson apparently committed suicide on Sunday.
According to police, Tsuyako Nigorisawa was found strangled in her apartment in Toyonaka Ward on Jan 7. Her grandson, Hiroshi Tsutsusaki, who lived with her, went missing. TV Asahi reported that on Sunday, Tsutsusaki committed suicide by jumping off a platform in front of a train at JR Kakogawa station.
Police said they had retrieved Tsutsusaki's smartphone which he had left in the apartment. On it, they found various messages to his grandmother including, "I'm so sorry."© Japan Today