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Woman’s corpse found in Kabukicho love hotel

A woman's corpse was found in a love hotel in Kabukicho on Tuesday
A woman’s corpse was found in a love hotel in Kabukicho on Tuesday

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a woman’s corpse inside a love hotel in the Kabukicho red-light district of Shinjuku Ward, reports Nikkan Sports (Dec. 6).

At around 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, an employee at Hotel Aland alerted emergency services about the discovery of the body of the young woman in a room.

Officers from the Shinjuku Police Station arriving at the scene found the body of woman, believed to be in her 20s, in a bathtub filled with water. The body did not exhibit any external wounds, police said.

The woman checked into the room with a man at 3:00 a.m. the same day. Later that morning, an employee was summoned to the room and found the woman stretched out on the bed.

The man exited the room sometime thereafter.┬áThe woman’s body was discovered in the bathtub at around 8:30 p.m., police said.

Police are treating the case as the result of an accident or foul play.