Woman arrested for abandoning newborn’s body in library toilet

Posted on October 2, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , |

CrimeOct. 01, 2011 – 04:00PM

Japan Today

YAMANASHI —

Police said Saturday they have arrested a woman on suspicion of abandoning the body of her newborn baby in the restroom of a library in Minami-Alps, Yamanashi Prefecture.

According to Sankei Shimbun, the woman, who has been named as Nozomi Ueno, 27, was identified by CCTV camera footage. Police said she gave birth to a girl in the toilet cubicle on Sept 13 between 11:05 a.m. and 12:40 a.m. It is believed that the baby was alive at the time of her birth, but was later found dead in the cubicle.

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