Police in Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, are questioning a Nepalese man after a decayed body was found on his motorboat at a marina.
According to police, the naked corpse, whose age and gender are unknown, was found wrapped in a plastic blue sheet inside a wooden box on the boat on Saturday afternoon, Fuji TV reported. Police said the boat had been anchored at the marina for about two years and that there had been no contact with the owner during that time. A marina official noticed a foul odor coming from the boat and notified police.
Investigators revealed Monday that the boat's owner is a Nepalese man who was detained last month by the Immigration Bureau for overstaying his visa. Police said the man has so far refused to talk about the corpse.
An autopsy will be conducted on Wednesday to try and identify the deceased individual and cause of death.© Japan Today