KANAGAWA (TR) – A physique was discovered contained in the residence of a 69-year-old lady in Yokohama Metropolis after she was accused of shoplifting, police have revealed, stories the Sankei Shimbun (April 19).
On Sunday, police entered the residence of Mariko Hatano, positioned within the Hongocho space of Naka Ward, and located the corpse.
In line with the Yamate Police Station, the physique is believed to be that of the suspect’s sister 78-year-old Hiromi. They started residing collectively about 10 years in the past.
Upon her arrest on suspicion of abandoning a corpse on Monday, Hatano, of no identified occupation, admitted to the allegations. “I didn’t wish to depart my sister alone,” she informed police.
“I stay with my lifeless sister”
Earlier on Sunday, police took Hatano in for voluntary questioning over theft from a grocery store in the identical ward. “I stay with my lifeless sister,” she reportedly informed officers. Police then visited the residence.
The case isn’t a primary. Final yr, a suspected shoplifter led police to a body in Tama City, Tokyo. 4 years earlier than that, police in Shizuoka Prefecture found a body inside the residence of a suspected shoplifter after noticing an offensive odor.