Police in Oita said Friday that a body found in a rented storage container on Wednesday is that of an adult male who was apparently stabbed to death.
An autopsy of the heavily decomposed remains carried out on Thursday revealed that the victim was likely to have been a man in his 40s, TBS quoted police as saying. Police said he had sustained several deep stab wounds to his torso.
The body was discovered after the container owners could not contact the individual currently renting it. Police described the missing individual as a man in his 30s.
The container owners decided to empty the container on April 8, but due to an odor coming from inside the box, which measured just 3 square meters, they decided to consult police who found the remains.© Japan Today