Police on Wednesday arrested a 29-year-old woman over the death of her 11-year-old son at their apartment in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture.
According to the police, at around 1 a.m., the boy's mother called her friend and said, "I want you to come over." The man arrived at 2 a.m. at which point he discovered the boy's body. The boy had apparently been strangled. The mother told the man, "I killed him" and the friend called police.
Police said the body was lying face up and wearing only shorts under a blanket on a mattress in the living room. Police will conduct an autopsy Thursday to determine the exact cause of death.
The boy lived alone with his mother and went to Hoshuuhana Elementary School. A school spokesman said: "The boy never once complained of ill-treatment. We had a parent-teacher conference with his mother during the summer break and nothing unusual was noted. He was a lively and energetic boy."© News reports