TOKYO (KRON) – A worker at Japan’s Tokyo Station got an unpleasant shock after opening an abandoned suitcase that no one had claimed for a month: the decomposing body of an elderly woman inside.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police said the corpse was found Sunday in a suitcase in a temporary storage area at Tokyo’s main train station.
The bright yellow suitcase was left in an unlocked coin locker on April 26, according to Japanese media reports. It measured 70 by 50 by 25 centimeters (28 by 20 by 10 inches). The body is 140 centimeters tall (4-feet, 7-inches) tall. Police are trying to establish the woman’s identity.
The suitcase was held for more than a month to see if the owner would turn up.
Major Japanese train stations have banks of coin lockers for travelers to temporarily store their luggage.