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Man arrested after his father’s skeletal remains found in apartment

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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.

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So for a two years they paid his pension to which the son receive? They really need a better check system. This poor old man died two years ago and only one person in the world knew about it. Sad.

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So for a two years they paid his pension to which the son receive? They really need a better check system. This poor old man died two years ago and only one person in the world knew about it. Sad. - since1981

He had been living with his father for 2 years but he only passed away in January.

But agreed there really should be a better way to check for these scammers and acknowledge that this sort of thing is a common enough occurrence that it is a social issue that needs to be addressed.

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died in January and that he didn’t know what to do

he knew enough to collect his father's pension for 8 months though didn't he

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But he didn't abandon the body

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So for a two years they paid his pension to which the son receive? They really need a better check system. This poor old man died two years ago and only one person in the world knew about it. Sad.

> But agreed there really should be a better way to check for these scammers and acknowledge that this sort of thing...

> he knew enough to collect his father's pension for 8 months though didn't he

Where in this article does it say he collected his fathers pension? Is this based on a different article? Give a source at least or are you three making assumptions based on nothing but a guess? Until proven guilty he is innocent.

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He didn't abandon the body. That's the problem.

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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.

According to police, Kenichi Terui was found in an internet cafe

I presume he finally decided to go to the internet cafe in order to research 'what to do when someone dies'.

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"skeletal remains of his father were found in their apartment in Setagaya Ward." The stench probably led "them' to it.

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"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."

So he let him rot out...

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@james 2 + 2 always = 4 Hence the Father died, the son has no idea what to do, pension checks arrive. Son is 40 years old and no job. You do not need to be a top official Police Officer of the World to make an educated guess as to why the son did not call the police when he found his Fathers body un-alive. At 40 years old the son must have watched enough TV shows where the actors would call the police [ on a crime show ] when they found a dead body.

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So @Micheal Machida you are guessing. Sure the son unemployed probably didn't know what to do as he would have no income so he didn't report his fathers death. and 2+2 always = 4 However has the fathers bank been checked their could be 8 months of pension still there (probably not likely) However until it has been proven the man is still innocent. The point I am making is you should not make assumptions based on a guess. If you don't screenshot it, it didn't happen.

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He didn't abandon the body. That's the problem

He was arrested for abandoning the body =)

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The latest version of a regular and sad story. Unemployed 40 year old man that didn’t know what to do, so just did nothing. Grim. Oh, of course managed to cash them pension checks.

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Im starting to think that the average life span in Japan is shorter.

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aint nothing sad about this, they always do this to get the money, check the archives.

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Can someone become a skeleton after only a few months? I will never understand how someone can a corpse rot in thier home for months in the summer heat. The stench would have to be unbearable...

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For various reasons keeping a corpse at ones home seems to culturally accepted here in Japan as I'm not surprised about reading about today's news.

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Disgusting behavior. What can you say about this rot.

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he knew enough to collect his father's pension for 8 months though didn't he

Not seeing that anywhere in the article. How do you know? Its actually more likely the payments just went straight into the old man's account and the son never touched it. Unemployed at 40 and started living with is elderly father from about 38 indicates an inability to function in society and that could be from mental illness, emotional trauma, brain damage or other, and yeah, this 40 year old might only be on the level of a 14 year old. One can only hope if that's true, someone in the system figures it out and treats him appropriately. That said, I don't have faith in the people in the system. Most of them are not very mature either if you ask me.

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