A 44-year-old man is believed to have fatally stabbed his 68-year-old mother at their home and then jumped to his death from the roof of a nearby building in Minuma Ward, Saitama, police said Friday.
According to police, a man called 119 at around 2 a.m. Thursday, saying his wife had been stabbed at his home and that his son had run out of the house. Police rushed to the scene and found Mieko Kuroda unconscious from stab wounds. She was taken to hospital where she was confirmed dead.
About 15 minutes later, Kuroda's 44-year-old son was found dead on the grounds of a nearby apartment after having apparently jumped from the roof.
Police suspect the son committed suicide after having stabbed his mother.© Japan Today