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Body parts found in pond at Tokyo park

Himonya Park in Tokyo's Meguro Ward, where body parts were recovered, is seen in this picture taken from a Mainichi helicopter on June 23, 2016. (Mainichi)

Various body parts were recovered from a pond in a park in Tokyo's Meguro Ward on June 23 after a man reported to police that he saw something looking like a human leg in the pond, it has been learned.

A man passing through the park at around 10:30 a.m. on June 23 reportedly spotted an object that looked like a human leg in the pond and reported it to a nearby police box. After officers from the Metropolitan Police Department's Himonya Police Station searched the pond, they discovered several parts of a body including a head, the trunk of a body and a leg. Police are trying to identify the parts and have launched an investigation on suspicion of illegal disposal of a body.

According to sources close to the matter, the body parts were badly decomposed. Police have been unable to determine the sex of the body.

The park is located in a residential neighborhood some 400 meters southwest of Gakugei-daigaku Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line.

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