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Body is found in suitcase at station

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 yesterday in a suitcase in a temporary storage area at Tokyo's main train station. Japanese media reports said the body was of an elderly woman, 140 centimeters tall (4-feet, 7-inches) tall. Police are trying to establish her identity.