Police said Friday that a 75-year-old woman was found dead, while her 45-year-old mentally disabled son was found in an emaciated condition in their house in Iruma, Saitama Prefecture on Thursday, after a Yakult drinks delivery woman notified police that something was wrong.
Police said that the Yakult employee told them that newspapers hadn’t been collected for several days and that the woman had not looked well last time she saw her about a week ago, NHK reported.
Police said the woman appears to have died of an unspecified illness and was found on the first floor. The son, who cannot feed himself, was lying in his bed on the second floor. He was taken to hospital and is a stable condition, police said.