Man's body washed up in water purification center
WAKAYAMA -- A man's body was found in a water purification pump here Monday morning, police said.
The body appeared to have belonged to a man aged from his 50s to his 70s, stood about 170 centimeters tall, was of medium build with salt-and-pepper hair and a goatee.
The body was clad entirely in black and was not wearing shoes.
Investigators added that there were no external injuries on the body.An autopsy will be carried out to determine the exact cause of the man's death and investigators are hurrying to confirm his identity.
Police said a cleaner at the purification plant operating 24 hours discovered the corpse in the early hours of Monday morning. The plant cleans irregularities floating down the Wakagawa River, then diverts clean water into another waterway. (Wire reports, Japan, May 17, 2004)
Seems to be more here than meets the eye. Sounds like he was up to no good.