2 sisters in their 60s found dead in Tokyo apartment
Japan Today -- May 10
The bodies of two sisters in their 6os have been found dead in their apartment in Tokyo, police said Saturday, adding that they appear to have died two to three months ago.

One of the sisters, who was wheelchair-bound, was found in the bathtub, while her sibling was found in the kitchen of their apartment in Toshima Ward at around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported.

According to welfare officials, the two sisters had been living in the apartment for about 15 years. They were last seen at the ward office in February.

Police believe the able-bodied sister who was looking after her sibling died first, leaving her physically disabled sister unable to get out of the bathtub and call for help or look after herself. There were no signs of external injury on either body.

The corpses, which had decayed, were found after the building manager contacted police and expressed concern that he hadn’t seen them in awhile.

東京・豊島区のマンションで、60代の姉妹とみられる遺体が見つかりました。妹は体が不自由で、姉が面倒をみていたということです。  警視庁によりますと、8日午後0時半ごろに豊島区高田のマンションの管理人から「連絡が取れない人がいる。安否を確認してほしい」と通報がありました。警察官が3階の一室を確認すると女性2人が死亡しているのが見つかりました。2人はこの部屋に住む60代の姉妹とみられ、1人は浴室で、もう1人は台所で倒れていました。妹は体が不自由で車椅子を使用していて、姉が面倒をみていたということです。死後3カ月ほど経っていて、遺体の状況などから警視庁は姉が何らかの原因で先に死亡し、その後に残された妹も死亡したとみています。
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