CHIBA (Kyodo) Police said Saturday they are investigating the apparent stabbing death of a Chiba University student whose body was found in the bed of her gutted apartment Thursday evening.

Yukari Ogino, 21, was stabbed in the neck and chest. She lived alone in the apartment in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, which was believed to have caught fire around 8:20 p.m. Thursday, the police said. Ogino was from Hyogo Prefecture.

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