Police in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 78-year-old man on suspicion of abandoning the body of his mother, who was in her 90s, at their home.
According to police, Katsuyoshi Nabata, who lived alone with his mother said that his mother died last June. Her decayed body was found by Nabata's 47-year-old son on Saturday night when he came to visit his father and grandmother for the Golden Week holidays. He found his grandmother's corpse on the bed in her first-floor bedroom, and notified police.
On Sunday, Nabata was located at a hot spring facility and arrested. Local media reported that he told police he had continued to collect his mother’s pension after she died.© Japan Today