The bodies of a woman and her granddaughters have been found at a residential property in Gunma Prefecture, in what police believe to have been a double murder-suicide.
According to police, the bodies of 65-year-old Kazue Urano and her granddaughters aged 9 and 7 were found by her husband at their home in Annaka at around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, TBS reported Monday. Police say marks on the girls' bodies were consistent with death by strangulation. Urano was found in an outhouse on the premises, having apparently hanged herself to death.
On the day of the incident, Urano's 36-year-old daughter-in-law had reportedly brought her daughters to their grandmother's house to play. Police believe Kazue Urano murdered her granddaughters before taking her own life.© Japan Today