A skeletonized body was discovered in a closet at a municipal apartment in Niigata City’s Higashi Ward, local authorities reported.
At around noon on Monday, emergency services visited the apartment of a man in his 40s who had called to ask for medical help due to ill health. Since the man required hospitalization, the staff inquired of the whereabouts of his father, who was registered as a resident in the same apartment.
The man told the staff that his father had passed away in the apartment several years ago, but not knowing what to do, he had kept him in the closet.
Medical staff contacted police, who found a skeletonized body wrapped in a blanket in the closet.
Police are currently investigating the remains and are questioning the man on suspicion of abandoning a body.© Japan Today