The body of a 46-year-old woman was found in an apartment in Saitama City on Thursday, police said, adding that she had been strangled to death.
Police said they found the body of Manami Kumada at around 5 p.m. when they went to the apartment in Midori Ward after the woman's daughter called them to say she hadn't heard from her mother for some time, Fuji TV reported. A 58-year-old man, Terumasa Watabe, who lives in the apartment, had been missing but was arrested on suspicion of attempting to kill Kumada's teenage daughter by strangling her on Friday. The girl was able to break free and ran to a neighbor's house for help.
Police said Watabe and Kumada had been in a relationship and are questioning him about her death.
Editor's note: Story has been updated to show a suspect has been arrested.© Japan Today