Body of second newborn infant found in Shizuoka home
Police in Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, said Saturday they have found the the body of a second newborn child in the home of a 28-year-old woman.
According to police, the woman, identified as Isumi Takano, who works part-time at a bar, gave birth to twins at home at the end of September. The first body was discovered on Thursday and the second on Friday.
Takano was quoted by police as saying both infants were hers and that she couldn’t take care of them.
Police were first alerted by a call from the local welfare office on Thursday. The welfare officer told police that Takano, who had looked heavily pregnant during a recent visit, came to the office again on Thursday for consultation, but there were no signs of pregnancy.
On Thursday night, police visited the woman’s home and found the dead infant wrapped in foam. The second infant was found wrapped in plastic and placed in a box.
Takano lives with her mother and two other children.
Police have released no information on the children’s father.