The body of a woman was found Sunday in a river in Kita-Ibaraki, Ibaraki Prefecture, police said Monday. The body, which was found in the Tsunaki River, had bruises on the neck, police said. It was found floating at a spot in the river with an approximate depth of 15 cm.
Police said that traces of blood on the river's dike suggest that she was thrown into the river after being killed. The victim's name and age have not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin.© Compiled from news reports