Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body in a field in the Nobeyama highlands of Minami-Makiura in Nagano Prefecture.
According to police, a severed leg was found at around 10 a.m. Sunday by a man who was using machinery to dig up his field, Fuji TV reported. The man called police and said he had dug up something that looked like a human leg.
Police said the leg was severed at the knee. A search of the surrounding area unearthed the man's corpse that was clad in jeans and a jacket, police said. The corpse, which had not yet become skeletonized, was buried about 10 cms deep, police said.
Police also said that a car without license plates was found burning at around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, about 2 kilometers from the field© Japan Today