Bodies of woman and baby son found in Shiga forest

Posted on December 26, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death |

National Dec. 26, 2011

SHIGA —

Police said Monday that the bodies of a woman and her baby son were found in a forest in Shiga Prefecture on Sunday.

Police said they received a report at 10:50 a.m. from a passerby who found the one-year-old baby sitting in a baby seat in the back of a car parked on a path in a forest near the town of Higashiomi. Police arrived at the scene to find the body of the mother lying in a dry river bed around 100 meters away, NTV reported.

Police say the woman lived with her husband and son. According to police, the woman visited her parents’ house in Higashiomi on Dec 23.

A police spokesperson said that there were no visible signs of injury on the baby’s body. Investigations into the causes of death are ongoing, NTV reported.

Japan Today

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