Police in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, on Friday arrested an unemployed 41-year-old man for illegally disposing of his 73-year-old mother's body by burying her in the garden of his home.
A relative of Kazuko Funata contacted police in late July to say she hadn't seen her since September 2014, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police then questioned Kazuko's son, Takahiro Funata, who told them his mother had passed away sometime between September and November in 2014.
Funata told police he had buried his mother's body in the garden of the home they had been sharing at the time of her death.
Police said Funata has continued to receive his late mother's pension.© Japan Today