Man shows visiting caseworker skeletal remains in closet
Japan Today -- Aug 31
A caseworker visiting a man's home in Tokyo's Edogawa was shown a dead body that he had been hiding in his apartment, police said Friday.

According to police, the woman was visiting a mentally impaired 59-year-old man on Aug 27, when his 61-year-old brother, with whom he lived, told her that there was a body in his built-in closet, TV Asahi reported. The man proceeded to show the skeletal remains to the caseworker. According to police, when the caseworker visited the property again on Thursday, the man said, "My mom told me these are the remains of someone my father killed before his own death 15 years ago."

The woman then reported the incident to police who searched the property and discovered the remains wrapped in four garbage bags and placed in a suitcase.

東京都江戸川区内にあるアパートの押し入れの中からポリ袋に入った白骨化した遺体が8­月29日に発見された。住人の男(61)が、訪問したケースワーカーの女性に人の骨を­見せ、「父が殺した誰かの遺体だ」と話したという。不審に思った女性が警察に通報した­。警察は男を死体遺棄容疑で30日にも逮捕する方針。父親は亡くなっており、男は知的­障害のある弟(59)と2人暮らしだという。
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