A 38-year-old woman and two of her children were found dead on the shore along the Tojo coast at Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday, in what police believe was a murder-suicide. Another of the woman’s children was found nearby, with stab wounds but survived, police said.
A passerby called police at around 11:30 a.m. to report that a woman had stabbed her three children and that they were lying on the sand, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Police have identified the woman as Chie Ito. She was found on the sand beside her 10-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. All three had stab wounds. A bloodied knife was found near the bodies, police said.
Ito's 4-year-old son was found nearby. He also had stab wounds but was alive. Police said he remains in a stable condition in hospital.© Japan Today