A woman was found dead in her apartment in Yokohama's Konan ward, on Wednesday night. Police said Thursday that she had apparently been beaten to death.
According to police, the woman, who has been identified as Sachiko Iida, 63, took an unauthorized day off work causing her coworkers to worry about her. Police said one of her coworkers visited her apartment at around 8 p.m. to see if she was alright, and discovered her lying face up on the floor, bleeding from her head.
Investigators believe that Iida was already dead when her coworker found her. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause and time of death.© Compiled from news reports