Ibaraki cops: Corpse found in burned-out car in Tsuchiura

A corpse was found in a burned-out vehicle in Tsuchiura City
A corpse was found in a burned-out vehicle in Tsuchiura City (TBS News)

IBARAKI (TR) – Ibaraki Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a corpse inside a burned-out vehicle in Tsuchiura City, reports TBS News (Nov. 26).

At just after midnight on Saturday, emergency services received a tip from a man about “a vehicle on fire” on a road in the Tenomachi area.

After a fire crew extinguished the blaze around two hours later, a corpse was found in the driver’s seat. Due to extensive burns, the gender of the body of was not known.

According to police, the vehicle is registered to a person living near the site of the discovery.

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

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