Friday, August 27, 2010

dead but not gone

The story of the summer here in Japan: missing centenarians and their scamming relatives!

Eric Talmadge from the AP reports:

The story unfolded in late July when police discovered that Sogen Kato, who would have been 111 and was thought to be Tokyo's oldest man, had actually been dead for 32 years, his decayed and partially mummified body still in his home.

Police are investigating his family for possible abandonment and pension fraud.

Click here to read the whole article.

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