Tokyo cops: Corpse found in Ara River in Koto Ward

Police found the partially skeletal body in bushes near a walking path

A corpse was discovered in the riverbed of the Ara River on Sunday
A corpse was discovered in the riverbed of the Ara River on Sunday

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a corpse believed to be that of a woman in a river in Koto Ward, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 26).

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, a man playing with his children notified police of what appears to be a body on a bank of the Ara River in the Higashisuna area. Officers from the Joto Police Station arriving at the scene found the partially skeletal body in some bushes near a walking path.

The body is believed to be that of a woman measuring 167 centimeters in height. The body was clothed in a sweater and pants. The person was not wearing shoes. No personal articles were found nearby.

Police are now working to confirm the identity of the person and determine the cause of death.

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