A 16-year-old girl died of stab wounds and her 36-year-old Filipino mother is in critical condition after apparently stabbing herself at their home in Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture, police said Sunday.
The two were discovered by police accompanied by a relative at around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday night, Fuji TV reported. The relative had been worried at being unable to contact the woman.
The two were taken to hospital where the daughter was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.
Police suspect the woman stabbed her daughter in the stomach and then herself in an attempted murder-suicide. A blood-stained knife was found near the mother, police said.
The mother and daughter lived with a Japanese man who was out at the time.© Japan Today