Mom puts newborn in fridge

Posted on September 21, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

TOKYO —
A 42-year-old woman has been arrested after the body of a newborn baby boy was found in her refrigerator at her home in Tokyo, police said Thursday.

The woman, who has been named as Emika Terada, told police that she gave birth to the child alone at her Toshima Ward home on Sept 17, TBS reported. She was quoted as saying that because the child wasn’t breathing, she wrapped him in a blanket and placed him in her refrigerator because she didn’t know what to do.

According to police, a male acquaintance of Terada informed a doctor that she had given birth and had placed the body in a refrigerator. The doctor notified police.

Terada also has an 11-year-old son who lives with her.

Japan Today

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