• Kyodo


A woman, her 3-year-old daughter and 1-month-old son were found dead early Saturday near a condominium parking lot in Yodogawa Ward, Osaka, police said.

They suspect the woman jumped to her death from the building holding her children.

The police said the woman was a 37-year-old resident of Habikino, Osaka Prefecture. She and her two children were found just after 4 a.m. by a newspaper delivery man who alerted officers at a nearby police box.

On Friday, the woman was briefly placed in the custody of the Fukui Prefectural Police after attempting suicide in that prefecture.

She was taken by her mother and a brother to the condo in Yodogawa where her mother lives at around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Given the circumstances and accounts by her family, the police suspect she jumped from the 10th floor holding her children.

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