The body of a woman wrapped in a duvet has been found in her home in Chiba City, police said Saturday.
According to police, the body of 65-year-old Sachiko Ashihara was discovered on Friday morning when district court staff visited her property to evict her, Sankei Shimbun reported. Her body was discovered wrapped in a plastic sheet and a duvet. Police say it had been placed on a terry blanket in the center of a room.
Police said that Ashihara's remains were partially decomposed, but no obvious signs of injury were visible. It is believed that Ashihara shared the apartment with her 38-year-old son, although police say they have not been able to contact the man and that his current whereabouts is unknown, Sankei reported.
Police say they are currently treating the case as one of unauthorized disposal of a corpse.© Japan Today