Sayoko's Design in Another Code: R.
Sayoko Robbins (サヨコ・ロビンズ) , née Kitazato (キタザト), is Ashley's mother and Richard's wife. She was an aspiring scientist who worked on Another. Sayoko died when Ashley was only three years old. She was killed by Bill Edward in the year of 1994.
When she met Richard, Sayoko thought of him as a awkward man but, over time she fell in love with him and Sayoko didn't know about that kind of love before. She hang around with him more and more. Later on, she became his fiancé and then married him. She soon got pregnant and gave birth to Ashley. She took care of her and quit being a scientist and became a stay-at-home mother. Until the night of Ashley's third birthday. When Bill shot Sayoko at her home. Later, Richard came in and found her laying on the floor. Richard picked her up and in her last breath she said "He came... Another". Richard lost a part of himself when this happened. He went to find Ashley and checked the closet and touched her hand and picked her up in his arms. After this, he asks Jessica to take care of Ashley then she became Ashley's guardian. Richard continued working on Another with his former friend, Bill and completed it years later. He eventually finds out that Bill murdered Sayoko when he and Ashley were in the mine, talking with him. Richard never thought that Bill was the killer.