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Bodies of elderly couple found in Tokyo apartment

The bodies of an 81-year-old man and his 74-year-old wife were found in their apartment in Tokyo’s Ota Ward on Sunday. Police said it appeared they had been dead for at least a week.
According to police, the bodies of Susumu Yoshida and his wife Toshiko were found by their daughter at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The daughter told police she was worried because she hadn’t heard from her parents in a week.
Police said Yoshida was found lying on his stomach in the toilet, while his wife was found lying on her side on a futon in a bedroom. Neither body had any signs of external injury and both were clad in their pajamas.
Police said it appears the two died of natural causes but said autopsies will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Newspapers for the past 10 days were piled up outside the front door to the apartment which was locked.


© Japan Today
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