A Japanese newspaper has reported that a teenage son cut up his mother with a steak knife because, he reportedly said, he “didn’t like her.” He also told police that he cut up her body to learn about dissection, Japanese newspaper the Sankei reported.
The 19-year-old youth, whose name was not released because he is considered to be a minor in Japan, allegedly killed his mother and then began dismembering her body in the bathroom of the small apartment they shared in the Tokyo region.
He allegedly used steak knives to cut her body up into 15 or more pieces, which he placed in the bathtub. Investigators said he also began to stuff the body parts into plastic bags, but was arrested before he was able to complete the task.
Besides reportedly telling police that he did not like his mother, he described her as a very ordinary person. He reportedly did not elaborate further about any issues he might have had with his mother or why he killed her.
The teenager said dissection also fascinated him, the Mainichi newspaper reported.
The suspect reportedly lived with his mother’s dismembered body for two weeks. Police were reportedly tipped off when a relative who came to visit the teenager and his mother discovered the body parts.