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Shimane police: Corpse with stab wounds found in parked car

A body was found in a car parked in Izumo City
A body was found in a car parked in Izumo City

SHIMANE (TR) – Shimane Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of male corpse in a car parked in Izumo City, reports Jiji Press (Aug. 14).

At around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, a parking attendant reported seeing “seems like a person’s foot” inside a vehicle that had been parked in a lot in the Taishamachi area for about a week.

Officers from the Izumo Police Station found the body lying face-up in the vehicle. Police confirmed the person dead at the scene.

The body was clothed in shorts and a short-sleeve t-shirt. The person had sustained stab wounds to the chest.

The vehicle is registered to man in his 30s who lives in Izumo. His family had reported him missing on August 7.

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