Kyoto cops questioning man after decayed corpse found in bathtub

Police found a decayed corpse inside a residence in Ukyo Ward on Tuesday
Police found a decayed corpse inside a residence in Ukyo Ward on Tuesday

KYOTO (TR) – Kyoto Prefectural Police are questioning a 43-year-old man after a decayed corpse likely belonging to a male acquaintance was found in an apartment in Kyoto’s Ukyo Ward, reports Nippon News Network (Oct. 12).

On Tuesday afternoon, police working on a tip entered the residence and found the heavily decayed body inside a bathtub. The body is likely that of the male occupant, aged in his 70s, of the residence.

Police were alerted to the scene after a person had been unable to contact the resident.

During questioning, the man has hinted at playing a role in the killing of the resident. Police expect to arrest the man on suspicion of abandoning a corpse.

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