Shizuoka cops open murder case after dismembered corpse identified

Police said the 4 body parts found at Okuhamana Lake last week belong to Yuto Demachi, a native of Hokkaido

Police have identified 4 body parts found last week at Okuhamana Lake as belonging to a man from Hokkaido
Police have identified 4 body parts found last week at Okuhamana Lake as belonging to a man from Hokkaido

SHIZUOKA (TR) – Shizuoka Prefectural Police have launched a murder case following the identification of a body found dismembered last week at a lake in Hamamatsu City, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (July 14).

On Thursday, police confirmed that the found four body parts found at Okuhamana Lake belong to Yuto Demachi, a 32-year-old man from Hokkaido Prefecture.

On Friday morning, police were alerted to the lake by a person reporting the discovery of a right leg cut at the thigh. Police later found a head and left leg on a shore at the mouth of a river; a torso with both arms attached was also found nearby.

A DNA analysis of the remains proved to be a match for Demachi. Based on the decay of the body parts, he is believed to have died between two and seven days before the discovery.

With a stab wound to the abdomen having been determined as the cause of death, police are treating the case as murder.

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