A 26-year-old woman who was found shot dead in a car in Gunma Prefecture on Wednesday consulted police last year after her former boyfriend allegedly assaulted her.
According to police, the body of Chihiro Suzuki, a resident of Oizumi, was found in the driver's seat of a car in a supermarket parking lot in Tatebayashi City at around 3 p.m. Wednesday. TBS quoted police as saying she had been shot more than once in the head but there was no gun in the car.
Police said Thursday that in November of last year, Tochigi prefectural police arrested Suzuki's former boyfriend after she reported that he had assaulted her. However, the man was released after paying a fine and receiving a warning to stay away from Suzuki. Following the incident, Suzuki moved from Tochigi to Gunma and requested that her whereabouts and address be kept a secret.
TBS reported that police have been unable to locate and or get in touch with Suzuki's former boyfriend.© Japan Today