Police in Ora, Gunma Prefecture, said Tuesday they found the mummified remains of a man in a storeroom in the house of the man’s brother after he was arrested for theft.
According to police, the body is the 59-year-old younger brother of 61-year-old man who was arrested for stealing watermelons from a nearby field on Aug 17, Fuji TV reported Tuesday.
Police searched the suspect’s home at around 10 a.m. Monday and found the mummified remains in the closet. The suspect was quoted by police as saying his brother died a long time ago and he put the body in the storeroom.
The two men lived alone, police said, adding they will investigate how the younger brother died.© Japan Today