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Bodies of woman, son - dead for 2 months - found in house

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Police said Tuesday that the bodies of an 88-year-old woman and her 65-year-old son were found in their temporary housing unit in Niiza, Saitama Prefecture, on Monday night. The pair had been dead for at least two months, police said.

According to police, the owner of the house had not heard from the occupants since last June. Police visited the house at about 7:30 p.m. Monday and found the two bodies covered with blankets, TBS reported.

Police said there were no external injuries on the bodies. A charcoal grill was beside the bodies and police believe the two fell asleep and died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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And no one noticed they weren't around?

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What a sad story of lonely deaths. Victims of fuel poverty and poor housing?

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Seems to me that for a developed and supposedly affluent society, there is a lot of deprivation, loneliness and alienation in Japan.

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found in their temporary housing unit in Niiza, Saitama Prefecture

Temporary? Does this mean that they were victims from the Tohoku quake or evacuees from Fukushima?

If they were it's sad that social services was not keeping in touch with them and checking on their health and well being.

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Yeah, I agree to some of above earlier comments.. my friend told me its called it..'関係ない' .. Its getting common these days.. elsewhere in this world. A person could be dying there in the middle of the street in the middle of the busy day, without anyone caring for a sec to lift their hand and help in anyway.. Where is this world going to.. the inevitable I guess.. I thought ASOK could have been of help there..

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As I have said many times before we are going to see more & more of this here sadly.

I bet there are 100s if not 1000s of cases awaiting discovery as I type right now.

Welcome to the future of Japan, here & now, its not a bright one by any means, thank goodness we dont have kids here

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How sad! I guess there was no indication of a suicide act. Tragic.

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" Temporary? Does this mean that they were victims from the Tohoku quake or evacuees from Fukushima?"

That's what I was just thinking.

But, why did the police "visit" the home?

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But, why did the police "visit" the home?

Maybe because the owner called them?

According to police, the owner of the house had not heard from the occupants since last June.

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" Maybe because the owner called them?"

Possibly, but if that's the case then the article should state clearly. We're left to guess by the incompleteness of it.

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Geez, thats pretty close to where I live. Im guessing double suicide, but it could have been a heating accident.

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Blankets and charcoal grill in scorching June? RIP poor souls.

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The ETD and last contact with landlord are two different events. Therefore, blankets and grill are consistent with the stated estimated time of death.

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