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70-year-old man lived with corpse of wife for 2 years

FUKUSHIMA (TR) – Fukushima Prefectural Police have arrested a 70-year-old man after the discovery of a corpse likely belonging to his wife at their residence in Iwaki City, reports NHK (June 27).

On Saturday night, Yoshiyuki Araya visited a police station. “My wife is dead in our residence,” he said.

Officers visiting the residence found the body inside. Araya told the Iwaki-Higashi Police Station that his wife, Yuriko, died around April 2019.

A corpse was found in a residence in Iwaki City over the weekend (Twitter)

Araya shares the residence with his wife. Upon his arrest on suspicion of abandoning a corpse on Sunday, Araya admitted to the allegations, police said.

Police are now working to confirm the identity of the body. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.