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Tottori cops: Male corpse found at castle ruins

Tourists are able to peruse the site of the Yonaga Castle Ruins
Tourists are able to peruse the site of Yonaga Castle Ruins

TOTTORI (TR) – Tottori Prefectural Police have launched an investigation after the discovery of a male corpse at Yonaga Castle Ruins in Yonago City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 14).

At approximately 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, the body of a man attired blue work clothes and sandals was found lying face-down near a shoulder bag.

According to the Yonaga Police Station, the man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, is 170 centimeters tall and has dyed-brown hair. The body did not exhibit any external wounds. It is estimated that he had been dead for at least one month.

Police are now seeking to identify the man and determine the cause of death.

Yonaga Castle was abandoned in 1871. Located at the top of Mt. Iiyama, the site’s stone walls are open to tourists.