Police have arrested a man after the remains of his mother were found in a freezer at their home in Fukagawa, Hokkaido.
According to police, local officials discovered the remains of Yukiyo Suekichi, 73, in a freezer located in the basement of her home, on the night of Oct 30, TBS reported Saturday. Police made the discovery after receiving multiple calls from concerned neighbors who had noticed her absence since mid-September.
The woman's second oldest son, Hideki Shikibu, 43, was charged with murdering his mother. Although Shikibu had been registered as living elsewhere in Hokkaido, he had in fact been living with his mother for quite some time, police said.
Autopsy reports confirmed that Suekichi had died of suffocation after signs of strangulation were discovered on her neck, police said, adding that the remains had been placed in the freezer a few days after her death.
Police said Shikibu has confessed to killing his mother.© Japan Today