Police said Saturday they have arrested a man in his 50s after it was discovered that he had been living with his father’s corpse in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward for more than a year.
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, officers visited the home of the accused, a fourth floor apartment in a condominium, on Friday morning. TBS reported that police discovered the mummified remains of a man hidden in a duvet.
The man was quoted by police as saying that the corpse was that of his father who had passed away in January 2012. He claimed that he did not have the money to arrange a funeral and had left the body in his home. TBS quoted police as saying that the man will be charged with unauthorized disposal of a corpse.
Police say there were no obvious signs of injury on the body of the deceased.