A 28-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in her car in Nagasaki on Saturday, police said, adding that her ex-husband, 30, who they suspect stabbed her, apparently hanged himself at his home nearby.
According to police, they received a call from a local resident in Sankeidai at around 11:40 a.m. Saturday, reporting that an unconscious woman was in the driver's seat of a parked car and that she was bleeding. Fuji TV reported that the woman, identified as Chiaki Nonaka, was taken to hospital where she died about three hours later due to blood loss from stab wounds to her abdomen. A bloodied knife was found in the car.
The car was parked not far from the home of Nonaka's ex-husband, Shogo Temizu. Police went there and found that he had hanged himself. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Temizu lived with his younger brother.
Police said that Nonaka had consulted them in November about her ex-husband stalking her, but declined to file a criminal complaint. Police kept in touch with her periodically and said Nonaka had reported nothing out of the ordinary by mid-January.© Japan Today