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Woman dies after being found with knife in chest in apparent suicide


Police in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, said Wednesday that a 58-year-old woman was found with knife protruding from her chest, in the car parking lot of an apartment complex where she lived on Tuesday night.

A man called 119 at around 10:50 p.m. and said there was a woman lying on the ground, with a knife stuck in her chest, Sankei Shimbun reported. She was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.  

According to the police, the woman had suffered from mental illness for over 30 years and had a history of visiting a psychiatrist. The knife found in her chest is believed to be from her apartment, police said, adding they believed the woman apparently killed herself.

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Police fail.

I hope they investigate and not just assume she killed herself.

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Through the chest, that must be really sharp knife.

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Some people just want to be done with life, but there are no humane options. I hope for legislated change in this regard.

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For once, someone didn’t take anyone WITH them

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suffering from mental illness for over 30 years and had a history of visiting a psychiatrist. I feel for the women that she had to suffer this long. I hope she did get some help with medication/therapy but there is so much a person could take with such illness.

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Poor woman, imagine thinking this is the best thing to do.

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