The body of 45-year-old Chinese woman was found on Saturday afternoon in a minivan in a coin-operated parking lot in Manazuru, Kanagawa Prefecture, police said Sunday.
According to police, the body was found at around 3:20 p.m. Saturday. The woman was identified as Li Xiao Min, a resident of Tomisato, Chiba Prefecture, who worked in the tourism industry. Police said Li had several knife wounds in her back. The van was locked and her fully-clothed body, which was partially decomposed, was on the floor of the back seat.
Police said that Li’s son had reported her missing on June 30. He said she had told him she was going out to meet a male friend.
The van in which her body was found belongs to an acquaintance. It had been in the parking lot since Friday.© Japan Today