Police are searching for a man in connection with the murder of a woman who died after being stabbed in a car park in Saitama on Monday.
According to police, the victim, identified as Chieko Takahashi, 52, a local beautician, was found in a car park in a residential area about a kilometer from Miyahara Station, bleeding from multiple stab wounds to her abdomen. She was discovered by a local resident at around 6 p.m. after he heard her call for help, although she was unconscious when paramedics arrived on the scene. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead at 7:25 p.m., police said.
According to police, an eyewitness saw a man fleeing the scene shortly before the woman was discovered. He was described as being between 30 and 40 years of age, heavily built, around 170 cm and wearing black clothes.© Compiled from news reports