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Man arrested for keeping bodies of mother, brother at home

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Police in Uki City, Kumamoto Prefecture, have arrested a 69-year-old man on suspicion of corpse abandonment after two bodies were found at his home on Saturday. The corpses are those of his mother, who was in her 90s, and his younger brother who was in his 60s, Kyodo News reported.

Police said Ichiro Hatano told them his mother died three months ago and his brother one month ago.

An autopsy failed to disclose the cause of death, police said.

Police quoted Hatano as saying “I didn’t have anyone I could consult with, particularly regarding financial matters.”

The remains were found by police after a local welfare office employee said they had been unable to contact either person recently and asked officers to see if they were alright.

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Again?! This story pops up about once a week, albeit with different people and locations.

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Well, there you go. Normal?

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“I didn’t have anyone I could consult with, particularly regarding financial matters.”

A phone call to city hall would have solved this problem. It seems odd that his brother and mother died within a few weeks of each other. A likely repeating scenario is, he killed his mother because he was tired of caring for her. He then killed his brother because he was going to inform the police. Being smothered with a pillow leaves no marks, especially after a few months.

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Police quoted Hatano as saying “I didn’t have anyone I could consult with, particularly regarding financial matters.”

There are places he could've called to get advice and help in this situation plus follow up care on the loss of a family member. While I do sympathize with his statement and situation, I know there were steps to be taken to avoid the current problem.

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Another , keeping the corpse(s) "in da house" , very macabre.

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Police quoted Hatano as saying “I didn’t have anyone I could consult with, particularly regarding financial matters.”

The first thing on most people's minds in these types of stories is money. The first thing on mine is I could not live in a place with one dead body, much less two, as in this case. Not for all the money in the world. The thought alone creeps me out. The smell must have been horrendous. Call someone. ANYONE. Tell them about the person being dead. They can help you.

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Recently...Not a day goes by that you dont hear about this happening ! , second only to 60+ year olds killing their aging parents....what is going on in Japan ?

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You hear this story over and over. The inability to act and make proper decisions in trying times just isnt there for some people. Do nothing, don't think about it, try not to notice the smell and hope magically the problem sorts itself out. The rotating news story.

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This is very suspicious. Two family members died at home and police was not notified. I think it’s more likely to be a murder case than not knowing what to do. Unless the cause of dead was a contagious disease and somehow one survived.

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100 CPMJune 13  08:42 am JST

Another , keeping the corpse(s) "in da house" , very macabre.

And the stench! Nauseating!!!!!

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