Police in Tokyo have arrested an 81-year-old woman for failing to report the death of her ex-husband whose partially skeletonized body was found in an apartment on Monday.
According to police, Masae Suzuki said her former husband, who was in his late 70s, died in the apartment in Adachi Ward in March and that she didn’t have enough money to pay for a funeral, Sankei Shimbun reported. Suzuki moved out of the apartment which was scheduled for demolition.
The man’s remains were found in a closet by the building owner making a final check of the apartments before demolition work began.
Police said that Suzuki and her ex-husband were divorced about 20 years ago but had still been living together.© Japan Today