Fuller house found in China

CHINA — Authorities say a house in China was found abandoned in full daylight and police are investigating it as a murder-suicide.

Police said Monday they found the home in the southern province of Hunan in a field and said a female occupant died of suffocation.

The police said the deceased woman was an American woman who had lived in China for about a year.

The search and rescue team found a body on the ground and a man had been arrested.

China has seen a series of mass suicides in recent years and police have been accused of letting the killings fester.

Last year, more than 50 people were killed by police or others in the country.

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