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75-year-old woman arrested after body of another woman found in house

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Police in Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 75-year-old woman after she failed to report the death of a 71-year-old woman with whom she lived.

According to police, Mariko Kono has admitted to the charge, Fuji TV reported. She was quoted as saying the woman died in mid-August at their apartment and she had thought about contacting the local government office but couldn't.

Police said the woman’s body was found after a neighbor complained about a foul odor coming from Kono’s apartment at around 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Police said an autopsy will be conducted to determine how the woman died. No information was given on who the deceased woman was.

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the woman died in mid-August at their apartment and she had thought about contacting the local government office but couldn't.

Why couldn't? Were the phone lines too busy?

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Something odd. Re:the 6am edition, could one diligent reader translate the following:

“*She was quoted saying the woman died in mid-Aug at their apt and she had thought about contacting the local govt office* …

*… but *couldn't. [??]

unable?? - No local shopping or outside the part in 4 weeks? - Odd.

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Hmm maybe she didn't have money for funeral?

Or maybe she wanted to receive deceased person pension?

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...or couldn't let go of her only friend...

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the phone is in the room with the foul odor…lol

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Decomposition at the hottest time of the year...phew. I cannot imagine.

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I believe local governments need to "tackle" this kind of problem more efficiently. A common fund for funerals, more information for people, maybe on TV. An easy-to-remember phone number. People need to know that there is someone who can help them. Otherwise this sad news will just increase day by day.

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You can imagine how bad the smell must have been inside when the next-door neighbor could smell it! You don't have to contact the local government office, contact ANYONE. Mental illness for sure...or a lack of sense of smell.

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Sven AsaiSep. 20  11:35 am JST

the phone is in the room with the foul odor…lol

> YasuragiSep. 20  04:05 pm JST

Decomposition at the hottest time of the year...phew. I cannot imagine.

There is something seriously wrong with this 75 y/o.

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