A 44-year-old woman and her 11-year-old son were found dead at their home in Nishi-Tokyo in an apparent murder-suicide, police said Saturday.
According to police, the bodies were found at around 10:30 p.m. Friday by the woman's 40-year-old husband upon his return home, Fuji TV reported.
Police said it appeared the boy had been strangled and his mother had hanged herself. Both bodies were on the second floor of the family's home. The boy was lying face-up on a futon, and his mother was found hanging by a thin rope in a walk-in closet in the same room.
The house showed no signs of having been broken into. Police believe the woman killed her son and then hanged herself, and are questioning her husband to try and find out why she might have done such a thing.© Japan Today