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Fukuoka cops: Corpse found floating off Shika Island

Shika Island
Shika Island (

FUKUOKA (TR) – Fukuoka Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a male corpse floating off the coast of Fukuoka City, reports the Nishi Nippon Shimbun (June 11).

At approximately 5:20 a.m. on Saturday, a fisherman discovered the body floating about 40 meters offshore of Shika Island, which is located in Higashi Ward.

According to the Fukuoka Higashi Police Station, the man is believed to be up to around age 50. The body was attired in a gray long-sleeve parka and black jeans. He was holding a black backpack.