14-year-old girl apparently leaps to death from apartment rooftop in Fukuoka
Police said Monday that a 14-year-old girl, who was found dead in an apartment car park in Fukuoka, apparently committed suicide.
Police said the girl told her parents on Saturday afternoon that she was going to cram school, but when she failed to return home, her mother began searching for her. She found her daughter’s body on the ground in the car park at around 11 p.m. and contacted the emergency services. Police say the girl was taken to hospital where she was confirmed dead.
TBS reported that the girl’s schoolbag was found on the roof of the 8-floor building, leading police to believe that she may have committed suicide by jumping from the roof.
The girl’s school says that she attended classes on Friday and that staff did not notice anything unusual in her appearance or behavior.