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Niigata: Woman’s corpse found at pump station

NIIGATA (TR) – Niigata Prefectural Police launched an investigation after the discovery of a woman’s corpse at a pump station in Niigata City on Wednesday, reports TeNY TV (April 26).

At just before 7:00 a.m., a staff member at the Maigata Pump Station alerted police about “what appears to be a woman’s body caught in a water pump.”

According to police, the approximate age of the woman is not known. Of slender build, she stood about 150 centimeters tall.

She was wearing a purple coat, black trousers, a pink sweater, and had socks on her feet without shoes.

The body showed no signs of external wounds. She is believed to have died several months ago.

The pump station water from the Shinano River agriculture-related businesses.

Police are now working to confirm the identity of the woman and determine the cause of death.