Body found at grave in sus­pected sui­cide

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A man found an un­buried body be­lieved to be that of his half-brother while tend­ing a fam­ily grave at a New Taipei ceme­tery on Tomb Sweep­ing Day yes­ter­day, po­lice said.

Po­lice said they pre­lim­i­nar­ily determined it was a case of sui­cide, but DNA tests have to be con­ducted to see if the de­ceased is in­deed re­lated to the man who found him.

Sung, 40, was vis­it­ing a fam­ily grave in Chin­shan when he opened a fa­cil­ity that stored cre­ma­tion urns and found the body in­side, ac­cord­ing to po­lice cited in a CNA re­port.

Judg­ing from the be­long­ings — in­clud­ing a cell­phone and a pass­book — be­lieved to have been left be­hind by the de­ceased, it was Sung’s 57-year-old half-brother.

Po­lice said they also found a bag of char­coal, but have yet to de­ter­mine the cause of death.

Po­lice said the man had been dead for more than half a year, adding that the el­der half-brother had been un­em­ployed and had run into heavy debts.

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