The body of a woman believed to have been deceased for at least three days has been found in a cardboard box in Sano, Tochigi Prefecture, police said Wednesday.
According to police, the box was discovered on Monday by a man who happened to be running under a roadway on a slope near a large rock quarry.
TBS quoted police as saying that the victim is estimated to be between 15 and 35 years old, approximately 160 cm tall, slightly overweight, and has mostly brown hair with a small amount of red mixed in. No noticeable external wounds were found on the body, and nothing was found on the body itself, or in the clothes that would help officials ID the body.
Police said an autopsy confirmed that the woman had been dead for at least three days before her body was found. The cause of death is still unknown.
The box had been placed alongside a number of other similar boxes.© Japan Today