Police in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, said a skeletonized body has been found at an apartment in Sakae Ward.
According to police, the body, which was found on Tuesday, has been dead for a few years and its gender and age were not identifiable, Fuji TV reported.
This case came into light when a woman who lives in the apartment consulted a Sakae Ward Office worker and said that her husband, who was in his 60s, passed away a few years ago but she was financially in trouble so she left him there.
Police said the woman faces a charge of abandoning a body.
Source: Japan Today Video: ANN