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.
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.
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.
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.