Police in Hachioji, Tokyo, said Wednesday that a man suspected of fatally stabbing a 35-year-old woman at her home, apparently jumped to his death from the building roof.
According to police, the body of Akiko Tsubokawa was found lying face up on a sofa in her apartment at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. A short time later, the body of Tsubokawa's 40-year-old boyfriend was found in shrubbery outside the apartment block, TBS reported.
Police said Tsubokawa's neck had been slashed, and that a knife with a 20-centimeter-long blade was found covered in blood near the sofa.
Police believe Tsubokawa's boyfriend killed her and then jumped to his death from the building roof.© Japan Today