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Mummified corpse found at Chiba dam

The Yamakura Dam in Chiba
The Yamakura Dam in Chiba (Japan Dam Foundation)

CHIBA (TR) – Chiba Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a mummified corpse at a dam in Ichihara City, reports Chiba Nippo (Jan. 28).

At 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday, a government staff member on a routine patrol of the Yamakura Dam found the body, attired in a blue jacket and jeans, at the edge of an embankment.

The age and sex of the person is unknown but given the type of garments found on the body it is likely to be male. The body did not exhibit any signs of external injuries. It is believed the person died more than one month ago.

Investigators from the Ichihara Police Station are now working to quickly identify the body. The case is being treated as the result of foul play or an accident.