A 78-year-old man and his 69-year-old wife were found dead in their apartment in Shiki, Saitama Prefecture, on Sunday.
Police said a male relative of the deceased couple went to the apartment after not being able to contact them for some time and found the bodies at around 2:15 p.m., Kyodo News reported.
Police said the man was discovered lying on a futon mattress while his wife was was hanging by her neck. There were no external signs of injury on either body.
Police said they suspect the wife killed her husband and then hanged herself. They said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the husband's cause of death.© Japan Today