Police said Thursday that a young woman has died after being found unconscious in a love hotel in Fuse, Osaka, on Wednesday night.
NTV reported that police received an emergency call from a man in a room at the hotel, called Trump Tower, at around 10:40 p.m., saying that there was woman who didn't look well. An ambulance crew rushed to the scene where they found the woman in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest.
She was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later, NTV reported.
Police were quoted as saying that marks found on the victim's body suggested that pressure had been applied to her neck. Police are treating the incident as murder and have launched an investigation. The woman, whose name has not been released, is said to be 17, NTV reported.
Another man was seen knocking on the door to the woman's room about 8:30 p.m., police said.
A local woman told reporters, "I was really surprised to see so many police here. This area's very quiet during the day, although it's usually bustling at night."© Japan Today