HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of human body parts in a river in Itami City, reports NHK (Oct. 10).
At around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, a male passerby tipped off police about “a person’s corpse” in the riverbed of the Ina River beneath a bridge.
Officers arriving at the scene confirmed the discovery of two arms and two legs, all of which had experienced a small degree of decay, in some bushes. The arms had been cut at the elbow. The legs, whose feet were wearing black socks, had been severed at the knee.
The gender of the corpse is unknown. However, the person who tipped off police told TBS News (Oct. 11) that given the type of socks the body likely is that of a male adult.
Police are now working to identify the body. The case is being treated as abandonment of a corpse.