A 91-year-old woman and her 62-year-old son apparently froze to death in their home in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, police said Monday.
According to police, Sumiko Niizuma and her son Akira were found dead on Saturday. An autopsy revealed that Sumiko has frozen to death but it didn’t show the cause of Akira’s death, Fuji TV reported.
Police said there were no external injuries on either body and that the kotatsu and heater in the room where the bodies were had not been used in awhile, although there was snow piled up outside.
Police said Akira was taking care of his mother who had dementia.© Japan Today