Body parts found in Kawasaki apartment
Police said Wednesday that parts of a human body have been found at an apartment in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Police said they received a call from a man last Monday night, reporting that his sister had not been in touch with him since Saturday. The woman, 43-year-old Toshie Tsukahara, lived there with her 19-year-old son, who had also not been heard from for a few days.
Fuji TV reported that police visited the apartment in Miyamae Ward at about 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and found a right human foot inside a plastic bag. A left leg and the severed head of a woman were found in a bag in another room. A blood-stained kitchen knife was also found, police were quoted as saying.
Police said that Tsukahara had been missing from work since last Sunday, while her son contacted his employer on Saturday to say that he was not feeling well and would be taking some time off. The boy’s current whereabouts are unknown.