Yasutake family in court over Helmsley body on mattress
A family has appeared in court charged with preventing the lawful burial of their sister and daughter.
The body of Rina Yasutake, 49, was found on a mattress at a house in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, on 25 September 2018.
Her mother, Michiko Yasutake, 76, and siblings Yoshika Yasutake, 53, and Takahiro Yasutake, 47, did not enter a plea at York Crown Court.
The defendants, all from Helmsely, are due to appear again on 30 March.
A provisional trial date has been set for 15 June.