A cat is the principal suspect for an attack on an elderly woman in Japan

A stray cat is the number one suspect for an attack on an elderly, bedridden women, in Japan. Mayuko Matsumoto, 82-year-old, was found by her daughter with face covered in blood from about 20 cuts on Monday in their home in a mountainous town of Mifune in the Kumamoto Prefecture of southern Japan.

She was also unable to speak and had to receive emergency care. "When we found her, blood covered everything above her chin. Her face was soaked in blood. I didn't know what had happened," Matsumoto's daughter told to media. Investigators did not find anything that would indicate someone had broken into the home of the suspected attack but did eventually realize the slashes on her face looked like cat scratches.


After, they found traces of blood. One of the cats looked like it had human blood on it. "Police are analyzing a blood sample taken from the claw of the cat which might have scratched the victim”, was announced. The motivation of the cat aggression was not yet found. There are not information previously linked the old woman to the cats. The only supposition is about a hunting behavior of the animal and some special circumstances generated by the little mobility of the woman. It was also unclear what will happen with the cat if will be found guilty.