Woman’s body found in Nara forest identified as missing care worker


Nara Prefectural Police said Monday that the body of a woman found in a forest area has been identified as Junko Sasaoka, 56, a nursing care worker from Yamatokoriyama City in the prefecture.

According to police, Sasaoka was found lying on her back on Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. She was wearing a long-sleeved shirt and pants. Her body had started to decay. Police could not determine whether any external injuries had been inflicted on her body.

Sasaoka's younger sister contacted police on July 15 after being unable to reach her sibling. The following day, Sasaoka's daughter, who lives apart from her mother, submitted a missing person's report to police.

Sasaoka worked at a nursing home for elderly people in Osaka Prefecture. She was last seen at work on the night of July 8.

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Eh. Not good.

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Sad story.

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This country need more support across the board!

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Sounds like Karoshi, stress and exhaustion from that kind of job, in addition summer heat or such. But difficult to say, without clearer details.

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This country need more support across the board!

All the countries need more support in many things, cut the dorama..

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‘Rest in Peace’ poor soul and ‘Condolences’ offered to her grieving family, friends & coworkers.

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A care-worker, a selfless person. May the investigation be quick yet, thorough, to come to a just conclusion of the manner & cause of her death.

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Shouldn’t a ‘first thought’ of the deceased, a fellow resident, and secondly, the overall welfare of Japan be a kinder sentiment that injecting a view of World ‘politics’?:

@Kentarogaijin 3:18am: responding to :[This country need more support across the board!]

“All the countries need more support in many things, cut the dorama..

Not drama but “Compassion” .

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So sad

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All the countries need more support in many things, cut the dorama..

mental health Japan is one of the worst

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I commend Japan Today for taking greater social responsibility by following WHO guidelines on how suicide (including suspected suicide) is presented in their news releases. ( ̄∇ ̄ノノ"

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R.I.P lady, there is a better place up there sometimes.

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A very interesting point you made, kind of like a short cut to thinking.

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