On the 3rd of this month, a woman in her 80s was found dead at a house in Ina City, Nagano Prefecture, and the police began investigating it as a murder case because there were marks on her neck that seemed to have been strangled.

Before 6:00 pm on the 3rd of this month, a man acquaintance found Kikuyo Hara (85), who lived alone in the house in Nishiminowa, Ina City, collapsed, and Mr. Hara died after that. has been confirmed.

According to the man who discovered it, when he visited after receiving a consultation from a neighbor that ``the house's electricity has not been turned on for about two days,'' he found Mr. Hara lying on the bed with a futon on.

After examining the body in detail, the police found that the cause of death was suffocation due to his strangulation, and there were traces of being searched in the room.

Police are investigating whether any suspicious persons or cars have been seen in the vicinity as a murder case.

The site is located about 2 kilometers northwest of the Ina Interchange on the Chuo Expressway and is dotted with residential buildings.