45-year-old man arrested for keeping body of mother at home for 10 months

Police in Chiba City have arrested an unemployed 45-year-old man on suspicion of abandoning a corpse after he kept the body of his 71-year-old mother at their home since March
According to police, Kenji Shimajima lived with his mother who he said died of natural causes at their home in Inage Ward, Fuji TV reported Thursday. He went to a police station at around 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday and reported that the corpse of his mother was at their home.
Police went to the house and found the skeletonized remains of the woman in a second-floor room.
Shimajima was quoted by police as saying his mother became ill in late February but she didn’t want to be taken to a hospital. He told police he found her dead in early March but didn't know what to do.

© Japan Today
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