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2 human skeletons found at Osaka Pref. home

Osaka Prefectural Police headquarters (Mainichi)

OSAKA -- The skeletal remains of two people were found at a home in Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture, on July 3, the police station there announced the same day.

    The remains are thought to be of the 86-year-old woman and her 91-year-old husband who lived in the house. Police are investigating how and why they died.

    According to the Neyagawa Police Station, the remains were discovered by the couple's son when he visited the home at around 4:30 p.m. on July 3. One of the deceased was collapsed near the entrance, and the other was covered with a futon in a second-floor room. The front door had apparently been locked, and there were no signs of theft.

    The son reportedly told police, "I was notified by the city hall that my parents had fallen behind in their tax payments, so I went to the house. I hadn't been in touch with them for the last few years."

    (Japanese original by Ryoko Kijima, Osaka City News Department)

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