A Japanese national who was said to be suffering from severe depression when his wife died committed suicide by hanging the other day in Marikina City.
The victim was identified as Hisashi Onodera, 70, resident of room 1008 10th floor Cordova Tower Marquinton Residences located at Cirma street, Barangay Sto Nino, Marikina City.
Reports reaching Camp Crame showed that the victim was found by his friend Salvacion Cosca, 59, at around 10:15 am on Friday hanging on a ceiling of his laundry room.
The report said Salvacion visited the victim to get his monthly amortization for his house but was shocked to find him hanging lifeless in the laundry room.
It was learned that prior to the incident, the victim was suffering severe depression since his wife died last April 10,2019.
Authorities are now conducting a follow-up investigation.