Osaka residents Yasutaka Kakimoto, 55, and his spouse Yukari, 53, admitted to locking their daughter Airi in a small room from the age of round 16 or 17, Kyodo Information stated.
An post-mortem confirmed Airi had frozen to dying and was extraordinarily malnourished, weighing about 19 kilogrammes (42 kilos).
The dad and mom instructed police they confined their daughter as a result of she was mentally in poor health and acted violently, nationwide broadcaster NHK stated, including that the room had an intercom that the household used to speak.
They reportedly fed their daughter about as soon as a day.
The dad and mom additionally stored greater than 10 surveillance cameras round their home in a doable try to cover their secret, in line with newspaper the Yomiuri Shimbun.
After reporting her dying to police, the couple have been initially charged with illegally disposing of a physique however police have been additionally contemplating different prices together with confinement, Kyodo stated.
Osaka police didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark Wednesday night.
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