IBARAKI (TR) – The body of a missing elementary school boy has been found submerged in a river in Hitachi City, police said on Sunday, reports TV Asahi (Apr. 16).
At around 9:00 a.m., police found the unclothed body submerged at a depth of one meter near a bank of the Kuji River.
The boy left his residence at around 2:00 p.m. the day before. When he didn’t return five hours later, the boy’s father alerted police.
The body did not have any external wounds. At a nearby bridge, a bicycle was found abandoned along with clothing and shoes, police said.
Police are treating the case the result of an accident or foul play.