Police in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, said the bodies of an 82-year-old woman and her 49-year-old son have been found in their home in a case of probable murder-suicide.
According to police, the bodies were found at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Hiroyuki Hori’s body was found with a rope tied around his neck, while the body of his mother wass found lying face-up in her bed, Fuji TV reported.
Police said they found a suicide note written by the son in which he explained that he was exhausted from looking after his bedridden mother. Hori had been acting as live-in caregiver for his mother for some time.© Japan Today