Tokyo cops: Body dismembered with knife before dumping in lake

Police believe a knife was used to cut up a corpse after the discovery of six body parts in a lake in Meguro Ward

Human body parts were found at Himonya Park in Meguro Ward on Thursday
Human body parts were found at Himonya Park in Meguro Ward on Thursday

TOKYO (TR) – Investigative sources have revealed that it is likely that a knife was used to dismember a corpse found scattered in a lake in Meguro Ward on Thursday, reports Nippon News Network (June 24).

After receiving a tip in the morning from a visitor to Himonya Park about what appeared to be a human body part floating in a lake, police arriving at the scene subsequently recovered two feet, two hands, a head and part of a lower back.

In examining the remains, police noticed that the condition of sections of the skin revealed that a sharp knife was used to dismember the body. It is suspected that a person cut up the body in a location away from the park before disposing it in the lake.

The gender and age of the person are not known.

With portions of both arms and most of the torso still missing, divers will enter the lake in search of the remaining body parts on Friday.

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