SHIZUOKA (TR) – Shizuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a 47-year-old man for allegedly leaving the corpse of his father inside their residence in Ito City, reports (Aug. 2).
On July 30, a staff member for a support center visited the residence. “There’s no response [at the door] and a foul smell [coming from inside],” the staff member told police.
Police arriving at the residence found the body of the father stretched out atop a futon inside a room. The man was not present, police said.
Two days later, the man returned to the residence. He was then accused of abandoning a corpse.
The man shared the residence with his father. In addition to confirming the cause of death, police are seeking a motive for the crime.