KAGAWA (TR) – Kagawa Prefectural Police arrested a 29-year-old man after he was found to have incinerated the corpse of his father at a residence in Takamatsu City, reports TBS News (Nov. 15).
Between October 30 and November 13, Takashi Hayashida allegedly burned the corpse of his father, 70-year-old Akira, inside the residence, located in the Konancho area.
Hayashida, who was accused of destruction and abandoning of a corpse on Thursday, admits to the allegations, police said.
The residence also serves as the office for a pet services company that employs Hayashida. Akira, who lived in a separate location, was the president of the company.
On November 1, a woman living with Akira reported him missing with police.
During the course of the subsequent investigation, police did not find Akira’s body. However, bloodstains and a large quantity of ashes were retrieved from an incinerators on the property.
“We got into a job-related dispute,” Hayashida was quoted by police.
Police are continuing the investigation on suspicion of murder.