Mom puts newborn in fridge

Posted on September 21, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested after the body of a newborn baby boy was found in her refrigerator at her home in Tokyo, police said Thursday.

The woman, who has been named as Emika Terada, told police that she gave birth to the child alone at her Toshima Ward home on Sept 17, TBS reported. She was quoted as saying that because the child wasn’t breathing, she wrapped him in a blanket and placed him in her refrigerator because she didn’t know what to do.

According to police, a male acquaintance of Terada informed a doctor that she had given birth and had placed the body in a refrigerator. The doctor notified police.

Terada also has an 11-year-old son who lives with her.

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Newborn baby found in convenience store toilet trash can

Posted on October 23, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , |

Crime Oct. 21, 2011 – CHIBA —

Police said Friday they are looking for the person or persons who abandoned a newborn baby girl in a Chiba convenience store toilet at around 11 p.m. on Thursday night.

According to police, a female customer alerted the convenience store manager to the sound of a baby’s cries emanating from a trash can in the ladies’ restroom, Sankei Shimbun reported. Staff discovered a newborn baby girl wrapped in a transparent plastic bag.

The baby was rushed to hospital, but police say the her life is not in danger. It is believed that the child was abandoned immediately following her birth. Police are currently checking the store security camera footage for clues, Sankei reported.

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