Police find bodies of cult victims

Tokyo - Japanese police said yesterday that they had found parts of what appeared to be the remains of a lawyer and his wife who disappeared six years ago after he helped defectors from the Aum doomsday cult. Police found the body parts at dusk in the mountains of central Japan after almost 1,000 officers and forensic scientists had searched from dawn, using shovels and power saws to cut through heavy undergrowth.

The search began after members of the Aum Shinri Kyo (Supreme Truth Sect) told police during questioning that a cult hit squad had killed the lawyer's family and had buried their bodies in the mountains, a police official said. Reuter