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MUMMIFICATION

Police in Tokyo in 2010 found that the person who was thought to be the city's oldest resident had in fact been dead for 30 years.
Police found Sogen Kato's mummified body in bed, wearing underwear and pyjamas and covered with a blanket.
They had been asked to investigate by welfare workers who had repeatedly tried to meet Kato, who was born in 1899, but family members chased them away, saying he did not want to see anyone.


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