Police in Kobe said Friday they have arrested a 61-year-old man after they discovered the mummified remains of his 91-year-old mother at their home in Nishi Ward.
According to police, a neighbor contacted authorities to say that neither the woman or her son had been seen in quite awhile. Firefighters entered the house just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday and found the woman's body naturally mummified, lying on her bed, covered by a duvet, Sankei Shimbun reported.
The woman's son, Katsumi Fujimoto, 61, was not at home at the time of the discovery. Police spotted him walking down a nearby street later that evening and took him in for questioning. The man told officers that his mother had passed away in January.© Japan Today