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Found on US Base in Japan: Decayed Corpse

Gender, date of death unclear
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2013 1:30 PM CST
Found on US Base in Japan: Decayed Corpse
U.S. Marines from 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force based Okinawa, Japan, march during the U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises called Ssangyong 2013 as part of their two-month-long Foal Eagle military exercises in Pohang, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 26, 2013.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

(Newser) – A corpse discovered at a US military camp in Okinawa, Japan is decayed "beyond recognition"—to the point where officials can't tell if it was male or female, nor do they know when the death occurred. What they do know is that the corpse appears to have belonged to an adult, AFP reports. Japanese workers found the body while taking apart and surveying a former housing area that has been returned to Japan. Naval investigators are looking into the situation at Camp Foster. (Read more Japan stories.)

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