Police in Hiroshima have arrested a 70-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 72-year-old wife in a parked car.
A police officer spotted an elderly woman slumped inside a vehicle that was parked at Asa Service Area along the Chugoku Expressway's outbound lane in Hiroshima's Asakita Ward at around 5:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. There was a man seated in the driver’s seat. The driver, Junichi Hosoi, told the officer that his wife Yoshiko was sleeping.
After the car was moved to a West Nippon Expressway Co (NEXCO) facility, the officer checked on Yoshiko again and discovered that she was dead. Her clothing was not disheveled and there were no visible signs of trauma on her body. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead due to strangulation.
Hosoi was arrested on suspicion of murder and has admitted to killing his wife in the car on Tuesday morning, police said.
Police said they received a call from Hosoi's relatives at around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, reporting that the couple were missing.© Japan Today