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Man arrested over murder of 78-year-old woman

Police on Saturday arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 78-year-old woman at her home in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Oct 30.
Police said the suspect, Kazuo Egi, lives near the victim, Masako Kamigaki. He turned himself in at a koban (police box) in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on Friday night.
Kamigaki was discovered collapsed in the kitchen on the first floor of her home by a male acquaintance in his 80s who had come over to visit her just after 9 a.m. last Tuesday, Fuji TV reported.
Police said Kamigaki had been stabbed in the chest. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Kamigaki resided with her husband, who is in his 70s. Her husband, who is bedridden, was in his room on the second floor when his wife’s body was found.
The front door was not locked at the time and police said there were no signs of any struggle or that the house had been ransacked. Kamigaki’s purse, containing her credit cards, was stolen.
Police said Egi has admitted to the charge.


© Japan Today
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