Police in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested two men on suspicion of killing a 76-year-old woman and her 53-year-old son whose bodies were found in her house in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, on Feb 8.
According to police, Yoshiaki Sakuma, 53, and Ryuji Otani, 42, were arrested on suspicion of abandoning the bodies of Fumiko Irie and her youngest son, Yoshitaka Osaki, at her Nishi-Tokorozawa home. Police said Osaki had multiple wounds on his body, while his mother was drowned in the bathtub.
The bodies were found by Irie’s 55-year-old son at around 2 p.m. on Feb 8. Osaki, who lived elsewhere, used to frequently visit his mother to see if she was OK. He went there on Wednesday night, but did not return home or show up for work on Thursday. His wife, worried by his disappearance, contacted her brother-in-law and they went to the woman’s house where the found the bodies.
Sakuma was residing with Irie as a caregiver; however, he had been missing since Feb 8.
On Monday afternoon, police located Sakuma and took him into custody. Police have not released any information on Otani’s involvement in the crimes.© Japan Today