Osaka cops: Corpse found in riverbed

The partially skeletal corpse was found in the Yodo River on Saturday

A body was found in the Yodo River near Yodogawa Riverside Park
A body was found in the Yodo River near Yodogawa Riverside Park (hira2.jp)

OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a corpse in a river in Yodogawa Ward, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 25).

At around noon on Saturday, a male passerby contacted police about the discovery of a body in the riverbed of the Yodo River in the Shinkitano area. Officers from the Yodogawa Police Station arriving at the scene found the body stretched out on a riverbank, about 140 meters from Yodogawa Riverside Park.

The body had sustained substantial injuries while the head and feet had turned skeletal. The gender of the body is unknown.

Police will use the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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