An Abandoned Corpse Found In A Residence In Southwest Japan

According to Mainichi Shimbun, a 58-year-old man surrendered himself to police one day after they found a body in his residence.

The body was wrapped in plastic bags in the apartment he shared with his elder brother.

Image: Fukuoka Prefectural Police headquarters (Wikimedia Commons)

Fukuoka Prefectural Police’s Munakata Police Station is questioning the 58-year-old to see if he has any knowledge about the body’s circumstances. After confirming the details, they plan to arrest him for suspicion of corpse abandonment.

Police say that a corpse was discovered in a closet on the second floor by a court enforcement officer. The body was wrapped in several black plastic bags and taped together.

Image: Area around the crime scene in in Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture (Source-Mainichi)

It was approximately 160 cm tall and had no visible injuries. The condition of the body was severely decayed, and authorities believe that the deceased has been dead for several weeks.

A realty firm based in the neighboring Saga prefecture brought the property to an auction. A source close to the investigation claims that a court enforcement officer visited the house on September 3rd to prepare for the seizure.

Image: House where the corpse was found (source: Remonews)

The body could be that of the man’s brother, a 59-year-old man. Police will perform a judicial autopsy to determine his identity and cause of death while continuing to question him.

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