A 93-year-old man and his 90-year-old wife were found dead in the bathtub at their home in Tokyo’s Ota Ward, police said Sunday.
According to police, Miyozo Nozawa and his wife Chii were found by their 60-year-old son, who lived with them, at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sankei Shimbun reported. He called 119.
Police said the elderly couple were naked and submerged in the bath. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The son told police that his mother suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and that his father would often get in the bath to help her. He said it usually took about an hour but after they did not emerge from the bathroom two hours later, he went to see if they were alright.
Police said there were no external signs of injury on the bodies and that it appears they both drowned.© Japan Today