24-year-old woman arrested for leaving newborn baby on road in Ibaraki

Posted on December 30, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |


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.

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Woman, ex-boyfriend arrested for burying her daughter’s body

Posted on May 15, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

Crime Apr. 25, 2013 – IBARAKI —

Police in Omitama, Ibaraki Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested a 30-year-old woman and her ex-boyfriend for allegedly burying the body of the woman’s daughter in a forest in Yokohama.

TBS reported that the girl’s mother, who has been named as 30-year-old Yukie Yamaguchi, was taken in for questioning this month over the disappearance of her then 6-year-old daughter, Airi, last July. Police say the remains of Airi’s body were discovered on April 21 based on Yamaguchi’s confession.

According to police, Yamaguchi and her ex-boyfriend, a 28-year-old Yokohama-based construction worker named Ryuichi Yatsui, buried the girl’s body last July, TBS reported. Yatsui said Airi died after he hit and kicked her to discipline her, police said.
Airi was registered to attend an Ibaraki elementary school last April, but when she didn’t show up on the first day of school in February this year, the school asked to see her, but Yamaguchi refused.

The school then contacted the child consultation center who reported the incident to police, TBS said.

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Newborn baby girl found dead in Ibaraki parking lot

Posted on November 4, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

CRIME NOV. 03, 2012 -IBARAKI —
Police said Friday that a newborn baby girl, with its umbilical cord still attached, was found dead in an apartment parking lot in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture.

According to police, a man who was walking by the parking lot, noticed bloodstains on the ground, TBS reported. After following the trail of the bloodstains, he found the infant’s body face down beside a shed in the corner of the parking lot.

Police said the child was naked and there were no external signs of injury on the body.

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Mother arrested for attempting to kill 3-year-old daughter

Posted on October 20, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

CRIME OCT. 14, 2012 -IBARAKI —
Police on Sunday arrested a 27-year-old woman for allegedly trying to strangle to death her 3-year-old daughter at their home in Inashiki, Ibaraki Prefecture.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Asami Yamaoka, attempted to strangle her daughter with a towel at around 9:30 on Saturday morning. Yamaoka’s mother who lives with her and her two children discovered the girl unconscious in her room and called 119, TV Asahi reported.

The girl was taken to hospital where her condition has stabilized, police said. Yamaoka has been charged with attempted murder, but has so far given no motive for her actions, police were quoted as saying.

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Woman arrested for killing newborn baby, leaving body in locker

Posted on October 4, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , |

CRIME OCT. 04, 2012 – IBARAKI —
Police said Wednesday they have arrested a 30-year-old woman in Ibaraki on suspicion of killing her newborn baby daughter.

The woman, identified as Miyuki Nagamine, was quoted by police as saying she gave birth to a baby girl in a Tsukuba hotel room in August, NTV reported. She allegedly killed the infant and then left the body in a coin-operated locker.

During police questioning, Nagamine told investigators that she had separated from her husband, was living with her 3-year-old son and that life had been economically tough before the birth, NTV reported. She was quoted as saying she felt she could not offer the baby a decent quality of life.

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