Body found in Japan may be that of missing Chinese teacher

Police are currently performing DNA tests on the body found on a beach in Kushiro, Hokkaido, to ascertain whether it is that of 27-year-old Chinese teacher Wei Qiujie.

Japanese authorities are investigating whether a woman found dead on the beach in Kushiro, Hokkaido, is the Chinese teacher who went missing on July 23, Japanese media reported today.

The body was discovered on August 27 by local police, wearing clothing matching that of Wei Qiujie, a 27-year-old Chinese teacher who had been traveling alone in Hokkaido before her family reported her missing, ANN News reported.

Forensic studies showed the woman had been dead for over a month and the cause of her death was drowning. Police are analyzing the DNA to see if there is a match.

Meanwhile, police published an alleged suicide note found in her hotel room which read: “I am sorry. This is a farewell letter… Please don’t be sad that I am not with you… I love you wholeheartedly. ”

Wei arrived in Sapporo, Japan, from Shaowu City, Fujian Province, on July 18. She left the hotel on July 22 and never came back. Her family have been unable to contact her ever since.

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