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2 brothers arrested after body of father found at their Nagano home


Police in Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture, on Saturday arrested two brothers on suspicion of abandoning the body of their 59-year-old father at their home.

According to police, Junya Nagata, 31, a part-time worker, and his 29-year-old unemployed brother Yasu, have admitted to the charge. They were quoted as saying their father died around mid-August.

The body was discovered on Friday after a city welfare official, concerned at not having heard from the man for some time, visited the home.

Police said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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Before someone starts jumping to conclusions: Yes, unemployed middle-aged man, yes, collecting pension for his relative. Yes, a problem.

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@Daniel Naumoff - what pension?

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Maria - what pension?

It would seem he was receiving some kind of benefit because the city welfare officials went to the house to check on him. He was only 59, so it is unusual that welfare officials would visit him. Perhaps he was receiving some kind of illness benefit.

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If he died in mid-August, and if if he was on public assistance, it's unlikely there had been time for a deposit to have been made given the holidays, and certainly nor more than one otherwise.

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