A woman and her two children were found dead on their futons in their home in Yokohama on Tuesday morning, in what police believe may have been a murder-suicide.
At around 7:30 a.m., police received a phone call from a man living in the Asahi Ward home, reporting that he had come home from working a night shift and found his wife and two children dead. Police arrived at the scene to find Kumiko Fujihara and her two children, 7-year-old daughter Honoka and 5-year-old son Takumi, dead on their futons. All three had rope-like marks on their necks, and a thick cord was found near Kumiko's body.
Kumiko is said to have been having difficulty dealing with the people around her, police said.© News reports