A 45-year-old single mother and her 4-year-old son were found dead in their apartment in Tokyo's Tachikawa City on Feb 13, police said Wednesday. The woman appeared to have died of an illness and the child apparently died of hunger, TBS quoted police as saying.
Police said they received a call from relatives of the woman who hadn't heard from her in awhile. They said the woman was found on the floor and the boy was lying on a sofa. They had both been dead for 1-2 months, according to TBS.
Authorities said it appeared that the mother died of a sudden illness. The child, who was mentally disabled and could not feed himself, likely died of starvation, they said.© Japan Today