Surprise Cause of Death: Heatstroke
An elderly woman found dead in her apartment in Osaka, Japan, succumbed to the heat — despite the fact that a pair of scissors were lodged in her head. On Sunday afternoon a man living in the same building alerted emergency services about “a woman collapsed” on her first-floor balcony. Police and emergency personnel arriving at the apartment found the woman in her 70s lying face-down on the balcony with a pair of scissors protruding from the left side of her head. She was confirmed dead at the scene.
… Police said that the cause of death was heatstroke, adding that an examination of security camera footage shows the woman falling. At the time of the discovery, the front door was locked and the window to the balcony was open. The interior of the residence showed no signs of having been ransacked.