The body of a woman was found near a burning car on a road in Misato, Saitama Prefecture, on Saturday.
According to police, a passerby called 119 at around 4 a.m. Saturday to report that a car stopped in the center of an isolated road was on fire and that a woman's body was lying nearby.
Police and firefighters rushed to the scene and found the woman, also badly burned, lying on her back about three meters from the door of the driver's seat of the car, Sankei Shimbun reported. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish the fire.
Police said the woman, who was confirmed dead at the scene, had no external injuries other than burns. They believe she may have committed suicide by setting fire to the car while sitting in the driver's seat.
The car was registered to a 35-year-old woman, police said.© Japan Today