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Kanagawa: Corpse found in burned-out vehicle in Sagamihara

KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police launched an investigation after the discovery of a corpse inside a burned-out vehicle in Sagamihara City, reports the Kanagawa Shimbun (June 25).

At around 2:10 p.m., a 29-year-old man alerted emergency services after seeing smoke coming from the vehicle in the riverbed of the Sagami River in Minami Ward.

After a fire crew extinguished the blaze about 50 minutes later, a charred corpse of unspecified gender was found in the driver’s seat.

The Sagamihara-Minami Police Station is now seeking to confirm the identity of the body and determine the cause of death.