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The partially mummified corpse of a 64-year-old woman was found in a rental home in Sapporo, police said Thursday, adding they questioned her older sister and brother who shared the dwelling and got inconsistent responses.

The dead woman, whose identity has not been released, was found lying on a futon Thursday at the home, the police said. The body bore no external injuries and thus it is possible the woman died of natural causes, they said, adding, however, that her siblings, both in their 70s, never reported the death to authorities.

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