Police in Tokyo have arrested a 40-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of abandoning the body of his father whose skeletal remains were found in their apartment last week.
According to police, Kenichi Terui was found in an internet cafe in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Saturday, Fuji TV reported. Police had been looking for him since Aug 13 when the skeletal remains of his father were found in their apartment in Setagaya Ward.
Terui was quoted by police as saying his father, who was in his 70s, died in January and that he didn’t know what to do. He told police that although he and his father had been living together for about two years, they did not get along and hardly spoke to each other.
Police found the man’s remains after a ward welfare official said they hadn’t heard from him this year.© Japan Today