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Woman arrested after partially skeletonized body found in apartment

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Police in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 68-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning a corpse after a partially skeletonized body was found seated on a toilet seat inside her apartment.

According to police, the landlord of Naoe Ishibashi’s apartment called police on Thursday morning, reporting a strange odor emanating from her apartment and that he had been unable to reach the tenants.

When police entered the apartment, the partially skeletonized body was found on the toilet seat, local media reported. Police said the corpse is that of Seiichi Ishibashi, Naoe’s 75-year-old husband. The woman has admitted to leaving her husband’s body in the toilet after he died.

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It didn't say if he was clothed or not, or whether there were signs of a crime - other than abandonment.  But a secluded place is frequently sought out by a person having a stroke - hiding the stroke, by hiding themselves.  Too bad that she didn't call for an ambulance upon finding him seated there.

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Poor dude.

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Not gonna use the toilet this morning after reading this.

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Oh, how scary to renting a house this time.... I love horror movies, but I don't want to see a ghost sitting on the toilet...

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Psycho...

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So... upon finding her husband dead on the throne, she moved out? If she stayed put, where did she go to use the toilet? Where was she when the police entered her apartment? Out shopping? At work? Am I nosy or what? =p

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Must have been true love.

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Wow! Died on the can and left there to rot. "Love and marriage!"

What's the bet she's been collecting his pension too?

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So... upon finding her husband dead on the throne, she moved out? If she stayed put, where did she go to use the toilet?

Maybe she moved him whenever she needed to use it.

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10/1 he had a heart attack. my friend was a paramedic some years ago and I was told that men have a lot of heart attacks whilst they are on the thrown ( ie pushing and straining) I was quite surprised by this statement, I would like to know where his wife was during the period whilst her husband was decomposing, because the smell must have been putrid, especially over the last past few weeks of high temperatures. I feel sorry for the cops that broke the door down and finding him on the thrown, and how many flys was there? having to pick up/remove the remains, I know some has to do it, not for me, sorry.

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Maybe she was too upset at the time to report it, or maybe she couldn't afford a funeral and needed the pension money to keep coming in. Who knows. Very sad, either way.

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Love beyond the death, May be

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I’m hoping for her sake there is more than one toilet in this household.. otherwise that’s quite an awkward situation

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