Police in Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture, on Friday arrested a 90-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning the body of her 52-year-old son at their apartment.
Police said the body had decayed but that the woman, Shizuko Nagatani, said it was her second-oldest son with whom she lived.
According to police, Nagatani’s caregiver visited the apartment at around 10 a.m. Thursday but there was no response. Concerned that something might have happened to her, she contacted police.
When police entered the apartment at around 1:40 p.m., they found the body. Nagatani, who was not at home, was located in a downtown area. She confirmed the body was that of her son but gave no information on how or when he died.
Police said an autopsy will be conducted to determined the cause of death.© Japan Today