MIYAGI (TR) – Miyagi Prefectural Police have launched an investigation after the body of a woman with several broken bones was found on vacant land in Iwanuma City on Sunday, reports TV Asahi (Oct. 10).
At around 6:00 a.m., a man out walking his dog found the body on the land in some weeds, police said.
Based on a driver’s license found in a bag at the scene, the body is believed to belong to a woman, aged in her 50s, living in Sendai, Miyagi. The family of the woman told police that she went missing about one week before the discovery.
The woman had suffered bone fractures to a foot and her lower back, police said.
The area is next to a park commemorating persons killed in the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami of March, 2011, police said.
Police are now working to confirm the identity of the body. The case is being treated as the result of foul play or an accident.