An investigation has been launched after a human skull and the skeletal remains of a headless body were found in a public park in the city of Yamaguchi in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
According to police, a visitor to Kozan Park found the skull placed at the base of a stone lantern at around 2:30 p.m. on March 12, Sankei Shimbun reported.
The skull was missing the lower jaw, but had no other visible exterior wounds.
A detailed search of the area also led to the discovery of the skeletal remains of a headless body, found in the mountainside of the park, approximately 120 meters away from the skull’s location. The body was wearing a navy jacket and brown trousers. Police also found a sports bag with clothes and glasses inside close to the body.
Though a DNA analysis of the remains is yet to be performed, judging from the clothes, police said that the skeleton most likely is that of a male.
Police are currently conducting a forensic analysis to determine if the skull and the skeleton belong to the same person.
Source: Japan Today Video and image: ANN