Miyoko Sumida Dies before her Murder Trial

A Japanese woman who reportedly coerced people into starving family members to death has been found dead in her cell.

Miyoko Sumida, 64, was the chief suspect in a probe that has transfixed low-crime Japan since three decaying corpses were discovered in an empty house where she once lived.

Sumida’s lifeless body was found in bed in the cell she shared with two others on Wednesday morning. A long-sleeve shirt was wrapped tightly around her neck, a police spokesman and media said.

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