Man commits suicide after killing ex-girlfriend
Japan Today -- Sep 01
A 34-year-old man committed suicide by jumping from an apartment building after killing his 38-year-old former girlfriend in Tokyo on Sunday.

According to police, the body of Asami Noguchi was found by her younger brother who had come to visit at her apartment in Nakano Ward at around 10 a.m., Fuji TV reported. Noguchi was bleeding from several knife wounds. Her brother called 110 and Noguchi was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Earlier, at around 6 a.m., the body of Noguchi's former boyfriend was found on the grounds of an apartment building about two kilometers away. Police said he had apparently jumped from the 7th floor and he was declared dead at the scene.

Police said footage from a street surveillance camera outside Noguchi’s apartment building showed the man arriving in a rental car at around 3:30 a.m. Police said it appeared the man gained entrance to Noguchi's second-floor apartment by the balcony. The surveillance camera footage showed him leaving the area at 4 a.m. The rental car was left parked outside the apartment building from where he jumped. A bloodied knife was found in the car.

30日、東京都内のマンションで38歳の女性が血を流して死亡しているのが見つかりました。発見の数時間前に元交際相手が死亡しているのが見つかっていて、警視庁が関連を調べています。  午前10時ごろ、中野区のマンションで「姉が出血して冷たくなっている」と部屋を訪れた30代の弟から通報がありました。この部屋に住む野口麻美さんが全身血だらけの状態で倒れていて、その場で死亡が確認されました。警視庁によりますと、体には刃物のようなもので刺された傷があったということです。約3時間前には現場から約2キロ離れたマンションで野口さんの元交際相手が死亡しているのが見つかりました。自殺したとみられています。警視庁は元交際相手が野口さんの死亡に関わっている可能性があるとみて調べています。
News sources: Japan Today, ANNnewsCH
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