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Human remains found on Iwate mountain identified as woman missing for 11 months

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Police in Oshu, Iwate Prefecture, say they have identified the skeletal remains found in a mountain forest as that of a woman reported missing for 11 months.

A hiker found the remains near a forest path on April 29 this year.

According to police, a a DNA analysis confirmed Friday that the body was that of Megumi Chiba, 36, a hospital worker and resident of Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture, Fuji TV reported. Tattered clothing was on the bones but there were no shoes, ID or any personal belongings, police said, adding that an autopsy was unable to confirm the cause of death.

Chiba went missing early on the morning of May 31, 2019, after going for a walk. She lived with her 36-year-old husband and 4-year-old son. Her husband, who reported her missing on June 4, told police they had argued just before she left home.

Her remains were found about 20 kilometers from her home.

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Went missing May 31st and the husband reported her missing June 4th. Hmmm... makes one wonder if she had "gone missing" for more than a day or two in the past.

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According to police, a a DNA analysis confirmed Friday that the body was that of Megumi Chiba, 36, a hospital worker and resident of Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture, Fuji TV reported. Tattered clothing was on the bones but there were no shoes, ID or any personal belongings, police said, adding that an autopsy was unable to confirm the cause of death.

Well. Can they at least tell us what ISN'T the cause of death?

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Well. Can they at least tell us what ISN'T the cause of death?

There are literally thousands of things she didn’t die from... but without stating the obvious things perhaps there are things that they can’t confirm either way.

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The hubby is completely uninvolved in this?

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Wasn't there another case similar to this recently

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The remains were found on April/29th.

She went missing early morning May/31st.

Her husband reported her missing on June/4th.

*The remains are found before she  went missing and died.

*The husband reported almost 4days after whe went missing. Usually people report the same night if someone doesn't return home and they cannot contact him/her.

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ATM-01

Her remains were found this year on April 29. She went missing 11 months earlier in May.

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Haaa Nemul.

Thanks for the observation and correction.

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