Police said Saturday that the dead body of a 78-year-old woman was found in her apartment in Tokyo's Toshima Ward in February. Police said she had apparently been dead for three months, TV Asahi reported.
According to police, a ward officer found the mummified body of Harue Saito in the bathroom in the apartment. Saito lived alone, police said, adding that there were scars on her left wrist, indicating that she may have slit her own wrists, TV Asahi reported.
Welfare officials said nobody had been able to contact Saito since November last year. Police said they did not release the news earlier because it has taken them this long to find Saito's nearest relatives who do not live in Tokyo.© Japan Today