Stray cat identified as prime suspect in elderly woman's attempted murder

Stray cat identified as prime suspect in elderly woman's attempted murder”

Japanese police are looking into the attempted murder of an elderly lady who was found dying from dozens of wounds, and the main suspect is... a feral feline.

Mayuko Matsumoto, 82, was discovered last Monday by her daughter bleeding profusely with more than 20 cuts on her face at her home in Mifune, southern Japan.

'When we found her, blood covered everything above her chin.

Investigators were left baffled after they found no sign of a break-in at the victim's home at the time when she was attacked.

After investigating, authorities found a stray cat behind Matsumoto's house with traces of human blood, according to Nishinippon Shimbun newspaper.

They then realised that Matsumoto's wounds looked like cat scratches, it added.

Tests are being carried out on a sample of the blood.

Yesterday, it was revealed that a larger cat - a lynx - was killed by a marksman after escaping from a wildlife park in Wales.

"It's what cats pretty much do on a daily basis, things like being anxious, being timid, being excitable, being aggressive toward humans, being aggressive toward each other", Max Wachtel, a Denver psychologist not affiliated with the study, said, according to USA Today.

A statement shared by Aberystwyth central councillor Ceredig Davies on Facebook said: "It is with deep regret that Ceredigion County Council reports on the humane destruction of the Eurasian Lynx that recently escaped from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom".

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