A 51-year-old woman was found dead in her car on the 6th floor of a car park near JR Sendai station on Thursday, after an employee notified police at around 4.30 p.m.
The car entered the car park on Monday night and a check on all vehicles carried out Tuesday morning revealed no irregularities, but an employee noticed a woman lying in the passenger seat on Wednesday afternoon. When the woman was still in the same position the next day and did not respond to the employee calling out to her, he notified officers at a nearby police box.
Police found the car locked. The front passenger seat was reclined and the woman was covered up to her face with a light blanket. There were strangulation marks on her neck, believed to have been inflicted by a cord of some type. An autopsy will be carried out Friday to confirm the cause of death.© News reports