An 80-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment in Shizuoka City by her son and a real estate agent on Monday. Her 45-year-old son told police he hadn’t spoken to his mother in the last couple of years, but was contacted by a real estate agent after his mother’s rent had fallen into arrears.
Police said the woman lived with her son’s ex-wife, 48, and three grandchildren in their teens and 20s, but that his ex-wife moved out taking two of her kids around Jan 10 this year. The remaining grandchild, 22, continued to live at the apartment and told police that his grandmother had died three years ago. Police are in the process of confirming the woman’s identity, and determining whether or not to make arrests for abandoning a corpse.
The woman was found on her back on a futon, underneath a kotatsu table. Police said her body had decomposed, and they are waiting on the results of an autopsy.© News reports