Police find dead body of husband in wife’s bathtub while questioning her about shoplifting

Police find dead body of husband in wife’s bathtub while questioning her about shoplifting


Bathtub (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A woman was arrested on a charge of abandoning a corpse after police found the dead body of her husband in the bathtub, according to police in Japan.

Shizuoka police said that they have arrested 61-year-old Yumiko Igarashi, after she was questioned for shoplifting in her home.

According to the police investigation, early in the day, Igarashi was caught shoplifting from a supermarket. Police went to her home, where she was questioned about the incident.

After a few minutes, police officers noticed a foul odor coming from the woman's bathroom. They went inside, and were shocked to see the decomposing body of a man.

Igarashi revealed that her 60-year-old husband died several months ago, and she decided to leave him there. An autopsy was performed to determine the cause of death.


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