Woman found dead on Odawara beach
Thursday 11th December, 09:45 AM JST
A woman was found dead on the coast in Odawara City on Wednesday
morning. A fisherman discovered the body at around 7.20 a.m. and
alerted the police. The woman was buried face down in the sand, close
to a downward sloping path which led to the shoreline. Her left leg
remained above the sand and her jeans and shoe were visible.
Police said there was no sign of blood at the scene, but a cord was
found around her neck. The woman is thought to have died several days
before, and police have put her age as somewhere between her 40s and 60s.
The woman's body was found about 300 meters southwest of JR Kouzu
station, about 20 meters from the shoreline, where the waves do not
reach even in high tide.