Police said Monday that a woman who was suspected of killing her bedridden husband on Saturday was floating in a nearby pond on Sunday. According to police, Kagawa-cho resident Takashi Higashihara, 73, was discovered dead in his home by his family on Saturday night. He had been strangled by a rope made of cloth.
His wife Mitsuko, 67, had gone missing. On Sunday morning, around 8 a.m., her body was discovered floating in a nearby pond, and authorities suspect she committed suicide after the incident.
Police suspect that Higashihara's wife, who had been taking care of her bedridden husband, was exhausted by her responsibilities toward her husband. A note found in the home stated, "I'm so tired. It's time to go to a faraway place."© News reports