The body of a child found in a river in Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture on October 4 was identified as a first-year elementary school girl from Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture, who had been missing since September 23, as a result of DNA analysis by the police. I was.

She may have drowned and police are investigating how she died.

Minami Asome (7), a first-year elementary school student in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture, has been missing since September 23, and police and fire departments have been searching for him every day, mainly in Edogawa.

Then, on October 4th, a child's body was found in the former Edogawa River in Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture, about 15 kilometers downstream, and as a result of DNA analysis by the police, it was confirmed to be Asame on the 6th.

Investigations have shown that she may have died from drowning after drinking too much water.

She also did not have any injuries such as broken bones that could indicate an incident, and it is believed that she has been dead for about one to two weeks.

The police believe that he may have drowned in the river, and will continue to investigate the circumstances of his death, such as calling for information.