Police said Monday that a woman and her two children were found dead in their Saitama home in an apparent case of murder-suicide.
Police said the bodies were found Sunday by one of the 35-year-old woman’s relatives, who received a letter in which the deceased stated her intention to kill herself and her children. TBS reported that the relative went to the woman’s two-story apartment t around 2 p.m. Sunday and found the bodies of the two children, an 8-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, on the first floor and the woman hanged by the neck on the second floor.
According to police, marks on the necks of the woman’s two children were consistent with death by strangulation. Police say the woman’s motive is not yet known.