Police in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested an unemployed 35-year-old man on suspicion of murdering his 65-year-old mother at her home.
According to police, they received a call from a man at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, saying that his wife was dead. Police came to the house and discovered the body of Toyoko Hayakawa in the livingroom, TBS reported.
Police found Hayakawa's oldest son Kenichi on the second floor. He was quoted by police as saying that he had come to visit his mother on Friday night and strangled her on Saturday morning.
Kenichi and his 71-year-old father were living apart from Toyoko, police said. It was the father who discovered the body when he visited his estranged wife on Sunday, TBS reported.© Japan Today