GUNMA (TR) – Gunma Prefectural Police are working to confirm the identity of a decayed body found in a river in Ota City last month, reports TBS News (Nov. 9).
On October 6, a male fisherman, 43, tipped off emergency services about “what looks like a body caught on a sandbank” of the Tone River.
Officers arriving at the scene found the body, believed to be that of a woman, lying face-down on the bank. Parts of the body had become skeletal.
The results of an autopsy conducted on November 8 revealed that the person died several months ago. Measuring 160 centimeters in height, the person was believed to have been more than 60 years of age.
According to police, a charm from a Shinto shrine was found hanging from an underwear strap over the left shoulder of the body.