A 39-year-old woman and her ex-husband have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture, police said Thursday.
According to police, Yuko Wada and her 43-year-old ex-husband were found bleeding from stab wounds in a parking lot outside a grocery story at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The pair were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead, TBS reported.
Based on eyewitness accounts, police believe that Wada was stabbed by her ex-husband, who then committed suicide.
According to police, the couple were divorced in March. Wada contacted police on April 1 to report that she had been assaulted by her ex-husband, TBS reported. Police warned him off. However, the man's parents also contacted them this month to report that he had been talking about killing Wada and himself.© Japan Today