Possible human skeleton found outside Japan theme park
An entire human skeleton has been found outside Universal Studios Japan theme park, police said Saturday (Oct 15), after conducting a search following the discovery of a skull suspected to be part of it.
On Wednesday (Oct 12), a Universal Studios staff member found what appeared to be a human skull and an upper jaw, along with other bones, while pruning plants by the popular amusement park in the western city of Osaka.
Ten police officers then searched the area with two sniffer dogs and found the rest of the skeleton, according to an officer, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity.
The officer told AFP: "We found the possible entire skeleton and a pair of trousers attached with a men's belt in the same area."
Police will carry out analysis next week to find out about the gender and age of the possible deceased, he added.
Universal Studios Japan was established in 2001 as the first Universal Studios theme park outside the United States and is a popular tourist draw.