Police said Monday that a comatose hospital patient was suffocated with a wet towel at a hospital in Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture.
A nurse discovered the 35-year-old patient dead at about 8 p.m. on Sunday, TBS reported. Hospital staff say the victim, who was brain dead before the incident, had been at the hospital for seven years.
Police say the 69-year-old father of the victim had visited about an hour before the man was discovered dead. The father's body was discovered in a car not too far from the hospital on Monday morning. Police believe he committed suicide and said a suicide note was left at his home, TBS reported.© Japan Today