A 53-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of abandoning the body of her deceased 70-year-old husband in Saitama City.
According to police, Kinuko Wakui left her dead husband Toshio at their apartment in Urawa Ward at the beginning of June, Fuji TV reported Friday. She checked into a hospital and told staff her husband was dead at home.
Police said Wakui has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying, "I left his body there because I don’t have any money for a funeral. I then became uneasy and scared, so I ran away.”
Police said the body had multiple bruises on the head and abdomen, and already showed signs of progressed decay. Police said Wakui has admitted to beating her husband, and are questioning her further on this point.© Japan Today