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Woman arrested for keeping mummified body in car for 6 months

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 53-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning a body after the mummified remains of a man were found in a car in a coin-operated parking lot in Kita Ward.

According to police, Kimie Watanabe had not only kept the remains inside her car but she had also been sleeping in the vehicle alongside the corpse of the man who died about six months ago, Fuji TV reported.

The mummified body was found in the white car in the parking lot near JR Kita-Akabane Station at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. An employee of the company that operates the parking lot called 110 after noticing a fouled smell coming from the van.

The remains, which were partially wrapped in a blanket, were on a sheet on the front passenger seat. The car had been in the parking lot since June 2. The windshield and passenger seat window were covered with black screens.

Police said the car was registered to Watanabe who lives in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture.

She has denied abandoning the corpse, maintaining she stayed with it for six months. She was quoted as saying the man was an acquaintance.

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She has denied abandoning the corpse, maintaining she stayed with it for six months. 

Technically, she's right... I guess...?

But I'm not sure it will help her case !

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She has denied abandoning the corpse, maintaining she stayed with it for six months

What the...? How the....? Why the....? I give up!

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"mummified"

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She must have spent a small fortune on air fresheners.

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That woman need some help

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I'm just curious here, why are cases of people hiding the bodies instead of you know, handing them over to the morgue?

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What a sad story. That said:

She has denied abandoning the corpse, maintaining she stayed with it for six months.

Even though I know that in the Japanese legal sense of the abandoning a body, she’s probably guilty, I can’t disagree with her logic here!

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Wondering how couldn't she feel smell and how could she breath for so long.

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Ewwwww!!!

If she was living in some U.S. cities, then maybe I could understand.... since it would let her drive in the HOV lanes :-)

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Wonder if she was collecting his welfare payments or something. Makes sense in a way if he died but she didn't want to report him dead, even if he died of natural causes.

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I really wish I hadn't read that...

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