76-year-old man arrested after decaying body found at his home in Shizuoka Prefecture


Police in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 76-year-old man on suspicion of corpse abandonment after the decaying remains of another man were found in his house.

Police said the body, which had begun to decay, is believed to be the man’s brother who was in his 70s, Kyodo News reported Sunday.

Police discovered the body on Saturday after a relative contacted them to say nothing had been heard from the residents of the home for a long time.  

The suspect, Tatsuzo Iwano, was quoted by police as saying his brother had died in early September.

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This is really sickening, I only read about this in Japan!!!

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Ah demography !

How many hundreds maybe thousands are doing that at the present time ?

If no relative is wondering and the stench is no reaching neighbours, it may carry on for years.

If you buy an existing house, check well in cupboards and below tatamis !

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Ah, another day, another "rotting corpse" story in Japan.

Imagine the stench from a body rotting during the heat of a Japanese summer.

I have never lived in a country where there are so many, almost daily, news stories about rotting bodies being found!

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I only read about this in Japan

And now ask yourself why.

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