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Woman found strangled to death in Saitama apartment

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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.

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A 58-year-old man, who lives in the apartment, was not there and police said his whereabouts are currently unknown.

Well I certainly have no idea who could have killed her, and I hope this gentleman is safe.

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A 58-year-old man, who lives in the apartment, was not there and police said his whereabouts are currently unknown.

Well, I guess it would be a good idea to ask him about this.

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They certainly were in a relationship.......not a very good one by the sounds of it.

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In many cases a strangulation is actually a suicide.

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Geez, here we go again. Sad news. The 58 year old man's body may also be found hanging elsewhere.

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Since the man is missing, he probably killed her. Hope the cops find him soon.

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Geez, here we go again. Sad news. The 58 year old man's body may also be found hanging elsewhere.

Let's hope so. But not before its established that he actually did it.

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