SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of two bodies believed to be that of an elderly man and his daughter in Toda City, reports Nippon News Network (April 23).
On Friday, police discovered the decayed corpses likely belonging to Yasuko Hattori, 54, and her father, 85-year-old Keiichi, inside the residence they share in the Bijogi area. Police estimate that both persons died several months ago.
A note written by Keiichi that was found inside the residence expressed pessimism about the future.
Police searched the residence after a public welfare officer raised concern.
Police are now seeking to confirm the identity of both bodies.