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Asher
10-03-2005, 19:58:42
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/4269088/detail.html

Man Dead On Futon For Nearly 10 Years Before Family Notices
Father Found Lying Dead On Futon

POSTED: 11:52 am PST March 9, 2005

TOKYO -- A Japanese man and his two sisters were worried something might be wrong with dad. And they were right.

The old man had been dead for nearly a decade. Police questioned the three elderly siblings Tuesday, after the decomposing body of their father was found lying on a futon bed in the family's home.

Police said the man's children thought he was still alive, but became worried lately and consulted a relative. Police said judging by the condition of the remains, the father could have died as long as 10 years ago.

:gasmaske:

MDA
10-03-2005, 20:01:29
Group polarization leads family to wrong conclusion.

Japher
10-03-2005, 20:03:35
naw. Japanese ppl get so old their bodies actually start to rot before they actually die.

sleeping_satsuma
10-03-2005, 20:50:44
huh?

Oerdin
10-03-2005, 20:54:19
How does one live in the same house as a rotting body for ten years and not smell the decomposing body? I suspect foul play other wise they'd have checked up on dad after a couple of weeks tops. 10 years?

Lurker
10-03-2005, 20:59:01
I guess ten Japanese years can really fly by.

sleeping_satsuma
10-03-2005, 21:22:40
and how can one not notice that dad hasn't moved or eaten or spoken for ten years???

Provost Harrison
10-03-2005, 23:11:08
Surely after 10 years there would be nothing left but the skeleton unless desiccation occurred...both tend to be pretty noticeable...

Immortal Wombat
10-03-2005, 23:55:48
BBC linky (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4333379.stm)
Seems they got 250 a year if he stayed alive.