Police are searching for a man who called emergency services just after 8 p.m. on Monday to request an ambulance for a woman whom he said was lying unconscious on a street near Yokohama Station. Fire service workers arrived on the scene and found the woman and the caller, who said he was an acquaintance.
The woman was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Her male acquaintance accompanied her to hospital but then left before he could be questioned by police.
According to police, the woman -- who had no ID on her -- is believed to have been around 25 years old and the man in his late 40s or early 50s. Doctors found marks on the victim's neck consistent with strangulation and have issued a search warrant for the man in connection with her death.© Compiled from news reports