• Kyodo


A torso believed to be that of a woman aged between 35 and 50 years old has been found on a riverbed in Shiga Prefecture, prompting police to open an investigation into abandonment of a corpse, authorities said Wednesday.

Other parts, including the head, have not so far been found and police said the body appeared to have been dismembered with a knife, adding that they are still in the process of confirming the deceased person’s identity.

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