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Aichi: Man who ‘feared relatives’ did not reveal death of mother

AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested a 60-year-old man after he was found to be living with a corpse likely belonging to his mother in the town of Oharu, reports Fuji News Network (April 20).

At around 8:00 p.m. on Monday, police working off a tip entered the residence in the Kitamajima area and found the body atop a futon on the first floor.

According to police, the person had been dead for several weeks. As well, the body showed no signs of external wounds.

A man was found to be living with the corpse of his mother in the town of Oharu on Monday (Twitter)

“I wanted to help my mother, but I couldn’t,” said Kiyofumi Kato. “I feared her relatives would blame me if it were known that she died.”

His mother is 87-year-old Nobuko Kato. Prior to the discovery, a relative of hers contacted police after noticing an accumulation of newspapers in the mail slot for the residence.