82-year-old Mayuko Matsumoto was found in her home by her daughter with nearly two dozen cuts on her face. Her daughter told their local news outlet, RKK, “When we found her, blood covered everything above her chin. Her face was soaked in blood. I didn’t know what had happened.”
It’s an incredibly scary situation they’ve found themselves in, and Matsumoto, unfortunately is left unable to speak, as of right now, as a result of the incident. Police have seemingly zoned in, already, on a prime suspect however: a squad of stray neighborhood cats.
Police found no sign of forced entry, and they do not suspect any person of entering the premises at the time of the crime. They found the lacerations on Matsumoto’s face were strikingly similar to those of a cat, and police already have a lead, thanks to paw prints found near the vicinity of Matsumoto’s home.
A police representative would not comment directly on the matter.