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Police trying to identify victim after dismembered body parts found in two suitcases

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Police in Wakayama city are trying to identify a woman whose dismembered body parts were found in two suitcases this week.

The grisly discovery was made at around 5:30 p.m. on Jan 18 after a local workman contacted police to say that a car had been parked at the same spot beside the Kino River since early morning. Local media reported that police found a black suitcase containing human body parts in the trunk of the car which was rented. Another red case was found floating in the river nearby. It also contained body parts.

Earlier in the day, the body of a man was found floating in the river about 2.5 kilometers downstream from where the red case was found. Police identified the man, who was in his 50s, as the driver of the car from his driver’s license which he left in the vehicle.

Police said Friday that a forensic examination revealed the body parts belonged to a woman in her late 20s to early 40s and that she had died sometime on Jan 17.

Police said they have not yet been able to identify the woman nor her relationship to the man whose name hasn’t been released. Surveillance camera footage taken at around 10:30 p.m. on Jan 17 showed the car, driving along a road toward the spot where it was found parked the next day.

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Good thing was it’s winter now and low temperatures must have slowed the process of decomposition of the dismembered body parts.

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I wish i could say that i felt confident the Japanese authorities will swiftly apprehend the killer.

There's not much information, but I guess the man whose body was found in the river may be the main suspect.

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Courage is needed in these awry times, when the world seems constantly plagued with bad news.

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Imagine being the person who opens the suitcase.

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So, there is a killer on the loose in Kansai that is dismembering people and dumping their bodies-horrifying!

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So, there is a killer on the loose in Kansai that is dismembering people and dumping their bodies-horrifying!

From the story, it sounds more like there was a killer floating around loose in the water as a corpse.

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Yes, so it sounds, but it’s quite a bit of too much effort for a murder with following own suicide. Probability is rather high that someone else, a quite brutal psycho, killed both of them and set it all into such scene, hoping they buy it as a couple’s murder-suicide. If he (or even more than one) are still out there, good night, there’s more to follow from such wild beasts.

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There’s some really sick people in the world, and the movies produced don’t help.

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Either mafia or a psycho?

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Probability is rather high that someone else, a quite brutal psycho, killed both of them and set it all into such scene

No, the probability isn't "rather high". It's a random guess by you, not based on the evidence, seeing as you're basing your conclusion on the details in an article in English in Japan. The probability of the details being either incorrect or incomplete on the other hand, is "rather high".

If your guess happens to be right, it will be luck, not because you were a genius who read the clues correctly to come up with the solution.

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Nasty

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