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Man arrested after body of 86-year-old grandfather found under floorboards

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Kagoshima Prefectural Police have arrested a 20-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of corpse abandonment after the body of his 86-year-old grandfather was found under their home’s floorboards in Minami-Kyushu City.

According to police, Daiki Sakaue said his grandfather Satoshi died in early November, Fuji TV reported. Satoshi had been making regular visits to a hospital for a chronic illness, and a city welfare official had been regularly visiting him at his residence. 

However, Satoshi was unable to be reached from late November, so a welfare official consulted with police on Dec 2. When police visited Sakaue’s home on Sunday, he confessed to placing his grandfather’s body under the floorboards.

Police said there were no external signs of injury on Satoshi's body and that an autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death.

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Gotta keep those pension payments coming.

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Now, poor soul, you may now “Rest in Peace”.

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Limited ‘family’ details @garypen 4:58pm. Were there ‘others’ or, was this 20y.o. the sole caregiver? If so, where were ‘they’ in the last month? Surely, Junior here didn’t just volunteer to look after grandad?

*- @garypen 4:58pm: “Gotta keep those pension payments coming.” -*

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To be honest I can't even comprehend this phenomenon or syndrome, no respect for a dead soul !? how could so many people be doing this? this is not a Buddhism teaching, so what is this!???

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Appalling.

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It really makes me wonder how many bodies have been secretly buried out in the forest that no one knows about. It seems every week or so, a body is found inside a home. You would think that would be the dumbest place to hide a body.

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According to police, Daiki Sakaue said his grandfather Satoshi died in early November, Fuji TV reported. Satoshi had been making regular visits to a hospital for a chronic illness, and a city welfare official had been regularly visiting him at his residence. I guess the young guy panic and didn't know what to do. One would think in Japan that when the elderly go missing the welfare office will come looking for them, and if they can't find them, that would be an obvious clue that they are dead.

However, Satoshi was unable to be reached from late November, so a welfare official consulted with police on Dec 2.

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@Kumagaijin 10:07pm:It seems every week or so, a body is found inside a home.” Or, at least every few months ‘in the forest’ for that matter:

6/26/21 - woman’s-body-found-in-nara-forest-identified-as-missing-care-worker

5/20/21 - body-of-19-year-old-woman-found-in-chiba-forest

@Kumagaijin 10:07pm:It really makes me wonder how many bodies have been secretly buried out in the forest that no one knows about.” -

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Good grief, do people here not know what to do when someone croaks at home? Or are they hiding bodies under the floorboards just so they can keep collecting the pension checks?

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Japan gets hot. Wouldn't this start to smell really bad quickly?

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It really makes me wonder how many bodies have been secretly buried out in the forest that no one knows about. It seems every week or so, a body is found inside a home. You would think that would be the dumbest place to hide a body.

It is....but then these people aren't very smart. The stench must be terrible

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Japan gets hot. Wouldn't this start to smell really bad quickly?

Not until next spring

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Yes, admitted, it’s quite strange, but everyone complaining here , beforehand please pay your maximum possible money into an open fund for all those many people who cannot afford those astronomical sums for funerals and burials! Now still complaining or some of you now thinking and becoming a bit more silent? lol

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@snowymountainhell

Not sure what point you are trying to make. Yes, bodies are found in the forest all the time, but you can bet they are much harder to find if they are BURIED. Just trying to say that judging by the amount of bodies they find inside homes, you can only imagine how many are disposed of much more carefully.

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Or are they hiding bodies under the floorboards just so they can keep collecting the pension checks?

Bingo!

(Although, they don't use checks here, of course.)

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Sheikh YerboabyDec. 7  09:05 am JST

It really makes me wonder how many bodies have been secretly buried out in the forest that no one knows about. It seems every week or so, a body is found inside a home. You would think that would be the dumbest place to hide a body.

It is....but then these people aren't very smart. The stench must be terrible

How can they stand the stench from day to day like that? then again, how caan they stand themselves for being so greedy and morbid like this?

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