GIFU (TR) – Gifu Prefectural Police launched an investigation after the discovery of skeletal remains near a ropeway station in Gifu City on Friday, reports the Gifu Shimbun (April 29).
At around 2:30 p.m., a male worker for the Gifu City office was cutting grass on Mount Kinka when he found a human skull. Officers arriving at the scene retrieved other bones nearby.
According to the Gifu Naka Police Station, the location of the discovery is a forested area off a mountain trail about 100 meters from Gifu Kinkazan Ropeway Sanroku Station.
Gray sports shoes and a rucksack were found near the bones. The gender and approximate age of the person are not known.
Police are now seeking the cause of death and the identity of the person.
Two days before, police in Kakamigahara City made a request to the public for assistance in identifying another corpse.
On April 1, the male corpse was found in a bamboo grove in the Nakashinkanocho area, reports the Gifu Shimbun (April 26).
According to the Kakamigahara Police Station, the man is believed to have died several months before the discovery. The heavily decomposed body had turned partially skeletal.
The man stood about about 155 centimeters tall. His approximate age is not known. The body was clothed in a gray hat, black jacket, brown pants and black sneakers.
Persons with information on the case are advised to call 058-383-0110.