Police in Sapporo said Thursday that a badly decomposed body found in a park has been identified as that of Kana Ito, a 25-year-old woman who went missing on May 4.
Police said that a woman walking her dog found the remains at around 4 p.m. Wednesday in a park about 500 meters from the apartment the woman shared with her fiance in Atsubetsu Ward, TV Asahi reported. Police said the body was in a hollow near a tree trunk and covered by dead leaves.
Ito left her apartment at 12:40 a.m. on May 4, after an argument with her fiance. She told him she was going for a walk. Approximately 20 minutes later, Ito called her fiance and said, "Call the police" and then the connection was cut off.
Police said they searched the park last week but could not say why they failed to discover the body. A police spokesman said it is also possible that the body was placed in the park after the search, TV Asahi reported.© Japan Today