SHIGA (TR) – Shiga Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a corpse in a burned-out vehicle in Yasu City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Apr. 20).
At around noon on Saturday, a female employee at a hotel alerted emergency services about a car on fire with a person inside in the Kitano area.
Officers from the Moriyama Police Station arriving at the scene found what is believed to be the body of a man in the driver’s seat. A gasoline can was discovered in the passenger seat. The vehicle was unlocked.
Police are now working to identify the body and the cause of the fire.