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Mother, three children in Japan jump to death: Police

Published on Jun 16, 2014 1:29 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - Police in Japan are probing a possible family suicide after a mother and her three young children plunged to their death from an apartment complex.

The bodies of the 35-year-old woman and three youngsters - a seven-year-old boy, a girl aged six, and a two-year-old boy - were found near the entrance of the 14-storey building in Chiba, east of Tokyo, a police spokesman said.

"They are believed to be a mother and her children," he said.

Asked if it appeared to be a forced family suicide, he said: "Police are investigating the case with that possibility under consideration."

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