Three people were found dead in an apartment in Saitama City on Monday afternoon, after having apparently died of starvation, police said.
The three bodies, believed to be a couple in their 60s and their son in his 30s, were found in the apartment after an agent for a housing company came to collect unpaid rent, NTV reported. The family was 6 months behind in rent and gas and electricity had been cut off.
They were found lying on futons. The doors and windows were locked and there were no external injuries on the body, police were quoted as saying, according to NTV.
Neighbors told TV media they hadn't seen the family members since last November.© Japan Today