The body of a woman was found under the floorboards at her house in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, police said Tuesday.
According to police, on Monday at around 8:30 p.m., the husband of Kinuko Yamagata, 77, saw her for the last time at their house after he went out to walk the dog. When he returned home at around 9:10, there was blood on the floor and no trace of his wife. Yamagata said that Sakae Tanaka, 57, a neighbor and relative of the couple, was there, and threatened him with a crossbow before leaving.
Yamagata called police who searched the house and found the woman’s body under the floorboards.
Tanaka was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with trespassing on private property and threatening Yamagata with a weapon. Police are currently investigating why he was at the house as well as his connection to the woman’s death.© Compiled from news reports