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Skeletonized body found in storage case in apartment during moving preparations

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Police in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, said a skeletonized body has been found inside a storage case in the apartment of a 57-year-old woman who was making preparations to move.

According to police, the woman found the plastic case in a closet at around 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. The woman, who has lived in the apartment since last year, called police after finding the case, which was too heavy for her to move, and asked them to check its contents.

Police said the skeletonized body was wrapped in a vinyl sheet, tied together by strings, inside the case measuring 30 centimeters high, 40 centimeters wide and 70 centimeters deep. While the age and gender remain unknown, the corpse was wearing clothes.

Police are questioning the woman further about the corpse.

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She never noticed the case before? Something weird going on.

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What the...? That is the strangest thing I've heard in a long time.

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"I can't lift this case - better call the cops and have them move it for me".

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> "I can't lift this case - better call the cops and have them move it for me".

..at 3:20 in the morning.

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Judging by the size of the case, it was either a child or a petite adult.

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But since apartments are clean before you move in, you can expect a confession soon

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Or maybe a relative or friend hid it while she was out shopping. I know, some unknown person broke in and put it there. Or aliens transported it there after failed implantation experiments.

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That's what they call "a skeleton in the closet". Where is Sherlock Holmes now that we need him?

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Though short, that is one of the most intriguing articles I have read on this site, hope we get follow up stories to explain the mystery!

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No mystery. It's probably granny and she'll probably claim she didn't know what to do.

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Tom Cruise is still alive? A very strange case indeed.

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Well... either the woman knew it was there, or so she signed for it anyway when she signed the contract renting the apartment.

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Can't wait for the next instalment. Japan news hasn't been this fun since Mainichi stopped WaiWai.

I reckon this will be picked up by the international press in the next 24hrs.

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While the age and gender remain unknown, the corpse was wearing clothes.

Oh what a relief! The corpse was wearing clothes. An age guestimation would've proven more informative!

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