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Body found in car at base of cliff believed to be missing girl from Yamagata


Gunma prefectural police said a body has been found in a vehicle that apparently went off a cliff beside the prefectural highway in Tsumagoi, Gunma Prefecture.

Police arrived on the scene at around 2:20 pm Tuesday after a police helicopter spotted the car, Fuji TV reported. Inside the car were partially skeletonized remains. The corpse was in the driver’s seat with the seatbelt fastened and airbag activated.  The gender of the body has not yet been determined.

According to Naganohara police, the car was of the same model and had the same number plate as the vehicle of an 18-year-old girl who was reported missing by her family at Sakata police station in Yamagata Prefecture on Aug 13. The girl’s driver’s license was found near the vehicle and police are working to positively identify the body.

Police said the girl left her home in Sakata on Aug 10 and has not been seen since then.

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Oh dear, how very sad, at least the family will have closure now, and can put her body to rest. and well done to the helicopter pilot for spotting the car.

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vehicle that apparently went off a cliff beside the prefectural highway in Tsumagoi, Gunma Prefecture.

Picture of the spot to understand it better would be appreciated.

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I wish I or someone could just have had a little chat with her.

So sad. Folks must be devastated.

My thoughts.

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Wouldnt someone have noticed broken guard rail on roadside or tyre marks leading off with broken tree branches or something? Seems very strange that someone could drive straight off a cliff without some kind of barrier to preventing this from occurring.

Very sad, I just hope she died instantly.

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Know something we don't? What's to say it was suicide?

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wow...that was quick

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Just a guess. Can't be sure but was drawn to the fact her ID was found nearby and not on her person or in the car.

Why would that be?

Well...many "victims" of suicide feel the need to be forgotten by those they knew. For many reasons I need not go into. Many are found with nothing on their person.

This tragic young lady perhaps at the last moment threw her ID out the window.

Like I said...Just a theory.

Unless she was distracted or checking her phone. Folk usually don't just drive off a cliff.

But if you intend to end things...that'll do it.

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