TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested an 85-year-old man who is believed to have lived with the corpse of his sister at their residence in Minato Ward for five months, reports TBS News (Aug. 25).
On Monday, a staff member from the ward office visited the residence, located inside an apartment building in the Minami Aoyama area, and found the body atop a tatami mat and covered by a blanket.
The body is believed to be that of the 87-year-old sister of Hiroshi Yotsuji. She is likely died at the end of the March.
Upon his arrest on suspicion of abandoning a corpse, he admitted to the allegations, police said.
Police are now seeking a motive for the crime.