A 50-year-old man has been arrested in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, on suspicion of abandoning the body of his 80-year-old bedridden mother at their home.
According to police, Yoshiyuki Yamaki, a temp worker from Fukuyama City, was arrested on Tuesday after he found his mother dead in her futon on Monday. He told police he hadn’t been home for about a week, Fuji TV reported.
Police said there were no visible signs of injury on the body and it appears the woman died of illness.
Despite his mother being bedridden for a long time, Yamaki had apparently neglected to take care of her since mid-November. For the past two weeks, he has been staying at an internet cafe, but he has denied abandoning her body.
A neighbor told local media: “I think the mother and son were living together for about three years.”© Japan Today