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Woman’s corpse found in bag in Yokohama apartment

The Konandai Kamome Danchi complex in Yokohama
The Konandai Kamome Danchi complex in Yokohama

YOKOHAMA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a woman’s body inside an apartment in Yokohama, reports NHK (Nov. 12).

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, a court official searching the seventh-floor unit, located inside the Konandai Kamome Danchi complex, found the body stuffed inside a duffle bag.

Police are now working to confirm the identify the body. It is believed the person died several months ago.

Konandai Kamome Danchi is managed by the government-run UR Housing corporation.

Officials visited the residence due to unpaid rent that has continued over the last few months. The unit is occupied by a woman, 87, and her 47-year-old son. Police have not been able to contact either of the occupants.

A neighbor, who lives beneath the residence, has not seen the elderly woman for about two years, according to Nippon News Network (Nov. 12).