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April 14, 2011

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Suicide suspected in death

A YOUNG woman died yesterday morning in Putuo District and police said they believe it was suicide.

She had fresh knife wounds on her body and was holding a knife in one hand when she was found lying unconscious outside a convenience store on Yejiazhai Road.

Witnesses said the 24-year-old woman, surnamed Zhang, was wearing a backless dress and low-cut jeans when she stumbled out of a hotel on Changshou Road about 8am. She struggled for hundreds of meters before collapsing outside the convenience store.

"She was unconscious," said a security guard, surnamed Wei, who called the police and ambulance at 8:04am.

Zhang was pronounced dead in a hospital, police said.

Officers said the woman from Jilin Province lived on Changshou Road and that they were still investigating.


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