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Tokyo cops: Man abandoned body of twin brother in apartment

Outside the residence in Suginami Ward
Outside the residence in Suginami Ward

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 59-year-old man for dumping the body of his twin brother after he died inside the residence they share in Suginami Ward, reports TBS News (Dec. 27).

At approximately 4:50 p.m. at Saturday, Katsuyuki Inamura arrived at the Ogikubo Police Station and told officers that his brother had died and he did not move his corpse.

Officers arriving at the apartment, located in the Momoi area, found the body of the suspect’s brother lying in the entrance and covered by a blanket. The body did not exhibit any external injuries.

It is believed that the brother, who had been battling an illness, died on December 21.

Inamura, who has been charged with abandoning a corpse, admits to the allegations, telling police that he “panicked and became frightened” after his brother died.

Police are now seeking to determine the cause of death.