Body of newborn baby girl found on Shizuoka shore; 20-yr-old mother arrested

Posted on May 23, 2014. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

SHIZUOKA — May 20, 2014

Police have arrested a 20-year-old woman after the body of her newborn baby girl was found on the shore at Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Monday morning.

According to police, a man discovered the infant’s body about 100 meters from the water’s edge at around 7:20 a.m. TBS reported that the infant’s body was naked and wrapped in a blanket.

Police said it appeared the infant had been dead for less than two days and added that an autopsy will be carried out to ascertain the cause of death.

The infant’s mother, Yukino Osabe, works as a shop clerk in Numazu. Police said she has admitted to dumping the body late Sunday night.

Osabe was quoted by police as saying, “The child was born at my house, but I couldn’t possibly let my parents or my friends find out that I had had a child, so I threw her away.”

Japan Today

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