TOKYO — January 8th, 2016
A newborn baby girl was found in the toilet at a dental clinic in a building in Tokyo’s Minato Ward on Thursday. The baby was taken to hospital where she was confirmed dead, Fuji TV reported.
According to police, at around 8 p.m. on Thursday, one of the employees of the dentist called 110 reporting that an infant was in the women’s toilet. Police said the baby was not covered with anything and had apparently been abandoned in the toilet right after being born.
Police believe that an employee of the dentist gave birth to the baby. She went home early and then went to a hospital where she currently is. Police said they will wait until she recovers before questioning her on suspicion of abandoning her baby.
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Crime Oct. 09, 2015 –
Police on Friday arrested a 27-year-old woman on a charge of abandoning a body after she gave birth in the toilet of a park in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward and then put the body of the dead infant in a bag.
According to police, at around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, a park maintenance worker called police and said there was blood in front of the toilet in Toyama Park and that a woman seemed to be in great pain, Fuji TV reported.
Police arrived and found the woman, bleeding. A tote bag contained the body of the newborn girl.
The woman, who was identified as Yui Yamamoto, had no fixed address and was unemployed, police said. She was quoted by police as saying she put the body of her dead baby daughter in the bag because she didn’t want anyone to see what had happened.
Crime Nov. 07, 2015
Police in Hokota, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old woman for abandoning the body of her newborn daughter, with her umbilical cord still attached, by the side of a narrow road last Tuesday morning.
Police identified the woman as Miwa Sato, a part-time worker, who lives nearby with her mother and grandmother, Fuji TV reported.
Sato, who is single, was quoted by police as saying her mother and grandmother were out when she gave birth last Tuesday. She said she had no one to talk to and then her mind went completely blank.
A woman who lives nearby heard what she thought was a baby crying at around 6:30 a.m. and went outside to investigate. Her family brought the naked infant inside and called 110.
The temperature was about 12 degrees at the time and the woman said the baby had turned a purplish color. The child was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition, police said.
A male acquaintance of Sato, after seeing the news on TV, contacted police to say she might have been the person who abandoned the baby. On Friday, a DNA test identified Sato as the infant’s mother.
Sato’s mother and grandmother told police they didn’t even know she was pregnant.