27-year-old woman found strangled to death in apartment
Police said Saturday that a 27-year-old woman was found murdered in her apartment in Ota, Tokyo, on Friday afternoon.
According to police, the woman, an employee at an IT company, was found strangled to death in her apartment at around 12:40 p.m. by a coworker accompanied by police officers who were checking to see if she was OK after after she failed to turn up for work, TBS reported.
Surveillance camera footage at a train station showed her getting off the train at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Police say the woman, who has been named as Momoko Uehara, was found naked, lying face up on a mattress under a blanket. An autopsy confirmed she had been strangled to death.
Police say the front door was locked.
Meanwhile, police said that a male coworker of Uehara jumped to his death from the platform at JR Shinkoiwa Station at around 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Police said they have no information yet on whether the man’s suicide was linked to Uehara’s murder.