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Woman’s body found on road in Yamanashi mountains

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Police are investigating the death of a woman, believed to be in her 50s, whose body was found on a mountain road in Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture.

A male passerby noticed the woman collapsed on the road around 9 p.m. on Oct 2 and contacted police, Fuji TV reported. She was taken to hospital where doctors pronounced her dead.

According to police reports, the corpse had visible abrasions on the entire body, although her clothes were intact. She had no cell phone, wallet or other other personal belongings on her.

However, police said she is the same woman whose family filed a missing person’s report on Sept 29 after she failed to return home that day.

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How do they know she is the same woman? This country takes months to do simple DNA testing.

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Abrasions? Not a hit and run, but a hit, collect and dump?

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However, police said she is the same woman whose family filed a missing person’s report on Sept 29

So much for notifying all the next-of-kin, something which seems quite unimportant for a society which values its privacy so highly.

At the time of the Osaka train accident some years ago, I had to run a very distraught colleague to Heathrow after she learned of a close relative's death on the news.

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TrappedOct. 4  06:12 pm JST

Abrasions? Not a hit and run, but a hit, collect and dump?

Police can still find DNA and other clues and I hope they find the suspects and arrest them.

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