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Woman arrested for abandoning body of common-law husband

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Police in Shizuoka City have arrested a 56-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning the body of her 78-year-old common-law husband at his home.

According to police, Kazumi Noda, of no fixed address or employment, left the body of Tonari Nakazawa at his home in April, Kyodo News reported. The couple was living together at the time.

The case came to light when a Shizuoka City welfare employee visited Nakazawa’s residence on the afternoon of Aug 3 after no one had been able to contact him for months. His remains were found on the living room floor.

Police said Noda, who was arrested on Monday, gave no explanation on how Nakazawa died, and said that an autopsy will be held to determine the cause of death.

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Wage or pension for free.

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On point JP

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This seems to happen a lot in Japan. Why? Is pension so good that people are willing to risk jail time for a bit of extra cash?

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Jesus the smell. Most people don’t realize just how bad a decaying corpse smells or how badly the smell invades EVERYTHING.

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Wow 78 and 56 that's 22 years apart in age difference. I would assume she knew at 70 he was already against the clock perhaps thats why there was no explanation.

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Jesus the smell. Most people don’t realize just how bad a decaying corpse smells or how badly the smell invades EVERYTHING

Especially in Japan's summer, the smell would be beyond unbearable. I honestly don't know how she managed to live in the house.

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