TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation after the bodies likely belong to a man, 45, and his sister, 43, were found in their residence in Higashimurayama City last week, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Jan. 10).
At around 1:35 p.m. on January 10, officers working off a tip entered the residence, located in the Aobacho area and found the bodies.
According to the Higashimurayama Police Station, the bodies did not exhibit signs of external wounds, and the interior of the residence showed no signs of having been ransacked.
Both the man and his sister suffered from diabetes. On the day of the discovery, the man was scheduled to receive treatment for the disease at a hospital. When he did not arrive, a staff member contacted the city office. Police then entered the residence after a city office staff member found it locked.
Police are now seeking to confirm the identities of the persons and determine the causes of death.