A 40-year-old female bar manager was stabbed to death in Osaka's Minato Ward on Thursday night, police said Friday.
According to police, the manager of the bar, identified as Ayumi Sato, was found collapsed on the floor and bleeding from her stomach at around 8 p.m. by an employee arriving to start work. TBS reported that Sato was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police said that Sato had been stabbed numerous times in the abdomen. TBS quoted police as saying there were signs of a struggle in the bar.
Police said they had received reports that Sato had been having trouble with a 75-year-old male customer and that the body of a man fitting his description was found in the grounds of a factory about two kilometers away on Friday morning.
Police said the man had apparently hanged himself.© Japan Today