Cause of Death of an Intellectually Disabled Man in Izumi City, Osaka Prefecture is Unknown

Translated from The Asahi Shimbun 14th October 2017

A man, who was in his 50’s, was living in a support facility for the disabled in Izumi City, Osaka Prefecture, suffered an injury that damaged his internal organs and he later died.

The autopsy revealed that the cause of death was unknown, and the prefectural police are investigating how the man may have died.

According to officials carrying out the investigation, in July, an unusual condition was found with regards to his physical condition, and he was transported to a hospital. Internal organs injuries were discovered, and he was admitted and had surgery, but he died on the 9th of October. It has been stated that man had an intellectual disability. The prefectural police are listening to accounts from staff members.

According to the homepage of the support facility where the deceased was a resident, the facility supports intellectually disabled people, through providing meals and bathing facilities and other similar activities.

 

 

 

 

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