Bodies of mother, daughter found in Tokyo apartment
Police said Wednesday that the bodies of two women were found in an apartment in the Tokyo suburb of Tama on Tuesday.
According to police, the bodies were those of a mother and her daughter, aged 49 and 80, TV Asahi reported. They were discovered at around 2:30 p.m. when a care worker visited their apartment, police said.
Police say the apartment did not appear to have been broken into. A doctor who visited the residence to carry out a medical check on the women on Aug 1 said both women seemed to be in good health at the time, TV Asahi reported.
During the week, it is believed that the daughter fell ill and passed away, after which her mother was unable to feed herself and starved to death. Police said autopsies will be carried out to determine the cause of death.