Construction worker finds human skeleton during road repairs


A construction worker performing repairs on sound-deadening walls installed along the Tomei Expressway in Kanagawa Prefecture on Monday removed one of the panels and got a grisly surprise: a headless human skeleton.

According to Kanagawa prefectural police, a 46-year-old male construction worker was engaged in replacing panels on the wall. He removed an outer panel about six meters up on the wall and found the skeletal remains behind it.

Since only the bones remained, it has not yet been possible to determine the sex of the victim. The head was also missing. The skeleton was discovered wearing a sweater and pants, but no shoes.

The walls are constructed with an inner and outer panel, leaving a 30-centimeter gap between, so it would be possible to access the gap from outside the highway.

Police are currently investigating to determine the victim’s identity and cause of death.

Source: MSN Sankei News

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That is creepy, how long has it been lying there?

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Very creepy. And with no head, there'll be no dental records. No flesh left, no finger prints.

I wonder how long it will take to ID the victim.

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Concrete overcoat ? I smell traces of yak.

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It's estimated the body has been there over twenty years and hasn't had repairs(recorded ) in over 30 years since construction. A head was once found in the vicinity. Creepy.

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Sounds like the plot of a Miyuki Miyabe novel... very creepy indeed.

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It takes about a year for a human body to skeletonize. They should be able to guess at the sex but DNA would be conclusive.

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