The body of a woman was found in a large suitcase at the mouth of a river in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, police said Wednesday.
The body was found by a man walking around Lake Biwa on Tuesday morning, TBS reported. The man called police who retrieved the suitcase and discovered the body of a woman between 70 and 90 years of age.
According to police, the deceased woman was approximately 155 cm tall, and was wearing a blue shirt and black pants. No external signs of trauma were evident on the body, although officers noted that the woman was holding her knees to her chest when her body was found.
Police said an autopsy will be held to determine the cause of death.© Japan Today