Nara prefectural police say a 56-year-old nursing care worker from Yamatokoriyama City, whose body was found in a forest area on July 23, withdrew about 30 million yen from her bank account before she went missing on July 8.
Junko Sasaoka was found in a wooded area, Sankei Shimbun reported. She was wearing a long-sleeved shirt and pants. Her body had started to decay.
Sasaoka's younger sister contacted police on July 15 after being unable to reach her sibling. The following day, Sasaoka's daughter, who lives apart from her mother, submitted a missing person's report to police.
Sasaoka worked at a nursing home for elderly people in Osaka Prefecture. She was last seen at work on the night of July 8.
Police said the cash withdrawn from the bank account has yet to be found and no money was found on the body. Her car was discovered in a supermarket parking lot in Yamatokoriyama City. Bloodstains inside the vehicle matched Sasaoka’s blood type, police said.
Police said they are looking for some men who frequently visited Sasaoka’s residence.© Japan Today