Newborn girl found in bag near highway in Saitama

Posted on December 25, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

SAITAMA —

Police said Tuesday that a newborn girl was found in a tote bag near a highway in Misato, Saitama Prefecture, on Monday. The infant is being treated in hospital.

According to police, a woman walking her dog spotted the vinyl bag among shrubbery by Route 298 at about 4:40 p.m., and notified police. TV Asahi reported that the infant was wrapped in a towel and still had her umbilical cord attached.

Police said they are looking for the person or persons responsible on a charge of abandoning the baby.

Japan Today

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