A 37-year-old woman and her two daughters, aged six and four, were found dead in a car in Kitami City, Hokkaido, on Friday, in what police believe was a murder-suicide.
According to police, a passerby called 119 at around 9:45 a.m. on Friday after noticing a woman not moving inside a parked vehicle, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police had also received a call from the woman's husband reporting that she and their two children had not returned home.
Police said the woman and her daughters, who were in the back seat of the car, were all unconscious and taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Remnants of burned coal briquettes were found inside the car, police said.© Japan Today