IBARAKI (TR) – Ibaraki Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a male corpse at an abandoned residence in Hitachi City, reports Fuji News Network (May 14).
At around noon, a 44-year-old male workman alerted police after find the body inside a commercial-use refrigerator left outside the building, located in the Shimodogiuchicho area.
Police arriving at the scene found the decayed body inside the the unit, which measures 2 meters in height. The person is believed to have died at least one week before, police said.
Based on a driver’s license found at the scene, police suspect that man is a 50-year-old resident of Saitama Prefecture.
Police are investigating the case on suspicion of corpse abandonment.