The body of an eight-year-old girl who had been missing in Makurazaki, Kagoshima Prefecture was found in a river on Saturday afternoon.
Police said the body of Saki Ono was found at around 3:30 p.m. in the Kedo River, Kagoshima TV reported.
Ono left school at around 4 p.m. Friday to go to her grandmother's house about 400 meters away but never made it. Her mother called police at around 8 p.m. On Saturday, 130 police and volunteers searched the area but without luck.
The body was found wedged in a tetrapod at the mouth of the river, police said.
The river was swollen due to record rainfall so far this month with 196 mm falling in the past 24 hours. Police believe the girl might have slipped into the river, which is near her grandmother's house, and was swept away.© Japan Today