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Kanagawa cops: Human bones found in space under building in Kawasaki

Human bones were found under a building in Kawasaki Ward on Saturday
Human bones were found under a rental unit in Kawasaki Ward on Saturday (Fuji News Network)

KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of human bones under a rental unit formerly leased to a chiropractor, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (May 7).

On Saturday, the male owner, 67, of the three-floor structure, located in Asao Ward, reported to police that drainage work beneath the ground floor had led to the discovery of what appeared to be human bones inside a concrete space.

Police working at the scene on Wednesday confirmed the discovery of a human skull, femur and clothing.

The space measures 5.8 meters in depth. Prior to the discovery, the space was filled with water to a depth of 1.4 meters. After pumping out the water, the bones emerged at the bottom.

According to a neighbor the unit had been leased by a chiropractor over a period of 10 or 15 years until last month.

Police are treating the case as the result of foul play.