Japan Longevity Search has noticed that several older people over the age of 100 are reported missing person.
As part of the search program, Tokyo police looked into one of the apartments where, according to their data, a 104-year-old woman lived.
The policemen were surprised when the woman’s son presented the backpack, where the dismembered corpse of his mother was stored. He said that his mother died in 2001, and he could not raise enough money to adequately bury the deceased.
The man explained that after death he put the corpse of his mother in the bathroom, thoroughly washed it, dismembered and broken bones. Then he put the dismembered corpse in a backpack.
Tokyo police are currently investigating the incident. All 9 years, the man regularly received his mother’s pension.
Japan has over 40,000 centenarians aged over 100 years and older. 200 of them are reported as missing.
However, the centenarians search service reports that most likely, relatives simply do not report the death of the elderly in order to use the pension system deductions.