Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 69-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning the body of her older sister at their apartment in Yokohama.
Police said Mariko Hatano told them she kept the body of her 78-year-old sister, Hiromi, inside a room at their apartment after she died on April 15, Sankei Shimbun reported. Hatano was arrested on April 18 after being detained on suspicion of shoplifting at a supermarket in Naka Ward.
During questioning at the police station, Hatano told them she lived with her dead sister. When police checked the apartment, they found the corpse.
Hatano was quoted by police as saying she had been living with her sister for about 10 years and was reluctant to “leave her alone” after her death.© Japan Today