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Man arrested for keeping father’s corpse for a year; mother’s body also found at home

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Police in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, have arrested a 54-year-old man on suspicion of corpse abandonment after the remains of his father were found at their home. Police said the body of the man’s mother was also found at the residence.

According to police, Takashi Morishita, a part-time worker who was arrested on Monday, has admitted to the charge, Sankei Shimbun reported. He was quoted by police as saying his father, Katsuji (then 84), died about a year ago, while his mother had died four days ago.

Morishita told police he stored the bodies at home because he thought he would lose their pension.

Police said Morishita called 119 on Monday morning to report that two bodies were at his parents’ residence.

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That is overdone parental attachment.

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Arrested on suspicion of corpse abandonment?? Sounds like the opposite. Sounds like he couldn't part with them at all. Feeling a little ewww here.

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Pension or whatever, they could not stay in the house. Pretty morbid.

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The legendary japanese longevity might be thanks to this cover-up deaths.

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Unfortunate for the entire family. How old was mom and, perhaps, did She ask him to keep dad around so they both could share in the pension? - Tragic.

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Cold Blooded, there has to be a way to stop this madness!! The pension office must find away to track recipients so these Blood Sucking LEACHES can be stopped in their tracks.

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This is so common, even a Japanese family in the UK kept a relative’s corpse. Is there something in the cultural psyche to explain this? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-59235713

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Thanks for that interesting link @Luddite 8:07pm. No critique but didn’t the U.K. prosecutor also make a decision that is very common to these types of cases in Japan as well ?

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Yes there is the financial side to some off these cases where they want their folks pension. Also I think if Japan had a free 3 digest phone number not 666 though. That went through to a free government funded funeral service we would see a drop in such cases. I’d vote for 321.

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Talk about strange collections.

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Don’t give your parents a respectful burial. Keep their bodies at home so you can keep collecting their pension. It’s likely the only reason he turned himself in was because the stench got unbearable.

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Don’t the police have any other charge than ‘corpse abandonment’ under the law?

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There’s always the very general “violation of the local public nuisance” laws for which ‘almost anyone for almost anything’ can be initially arrested @kurisupisu 6:28pm:

*- “**Don’t the police have any other charge than ‘corpse abandonment’ under the law?*” -

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snowymountainhellNov. 16  08:30 pm JST

*Thanks for that interesting link @Luddite 8:07pm. No critique but didn’t the U.K. prosecutor also make a decision that is very common to these types of cases in Japan as well *?

It appears the family all have unique mental health issues and are now under the supervision of social services. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/japanese-family-who-kept-mummified-remains-of-their-daughter-in-north-yorkshire-cottage-have-case-against-them-dropped-3451577

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Morishita told police he stored the bodies at home because he thought he would lose their pension.

This happens so often in the news in Japan, one would think it's a regularly taught class in schools.

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well this happens quiet often here.its about greed of "part time"kids unable to survive without parents money and help even they are well over 20yo...sad

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SpeedNov. 16  05:31 pm JST

Arrested on suspicion of corpse abandonment?? Sounds like the opposite. Sounds like he couldn't part with them at all. Feeling a little ewww here.

How could he stand the stench? This is more morbid and dumber than 'Weekend at Bernie's' (and its sequel) ever could be.

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So the father was in it too, since his wife died 3 years before.

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Why should a full-grown man commit such a dastardly act, hiding a corpse for what?

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