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.© Japan Today