Police said Monday that a 9-year-old girl, who was found unconscious at her home in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, died in hospital on Sunday. The cause of death was multiple organ failure, police said, according to Sankei Shimbun.
Police said the child was found unconscious, lying on her stomach, by her 11-year-old brother who came home at around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The girl had been at home alone since noon that day, police said. The boy contacted his grandfather who called emergency services.
Police said that when they found the girl, her face was a purplish color and her neck red, but there were no signs of external injury on the body. The apartment showed no signs of forced entry, police added.
The girl lived with her brother and 44-year-old mother who was working at the time.© Japan Today