Body of newborn baby found in Kanagawa river

Posted on August 3, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , |

Police said Wednesday the remains of a newborn baby were found in a river in Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture.

According to police, a woman contacted emergency services after noticing what appeared to be a baby floating in the Shimotsuruma River at around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, TBS reported. Police arrived at the scene to discover the body of a newborn baby boy that had apparently been put into the river shortly after birth.

Police believe the body had been in the water for around a month. Investigators say they are currently interviewing local residents in an attempt to uncover further information about the mother, TBS reported.

Japan Today

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