Police in Miyazaki City said Monday they have arrested an unemployed 19-year-old girl on suspicion of abandoning her aborted fetus in a restaurant refrigerator.
The young woman, whose residence is unknown, underwent an abortion on Dec 20 when she was four months pregnant at a hospital in Miyazaki City, Fuji TV reported.
Following the procedure, the hospital gave her the fetus and she took it to a restaurant, where one of her relatives is employed, and left it in a cooler bag in a refrigerator. The bag and its contents were found on Jan 25.
Police said the suspect, who came in for voluntary questioning on Jan 28, has been charged with abandoning a corpse.© Japan Today