Police in Shizuoka Prefecture have arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning the body of her newborn baby girl on a tea farm in Makinohara in mid-March.
According to police, the suspect, Arina Masuda, has admitted to the charge of abandoning the body of her baby right after she was born, Sankei Shimbun reported. She was quoted as saying no one was with her when she gave birth.
The bag with the infant’s remains was discovered on the tea farm at around 11 a.m. on Thursday, police said.
Police said Masuda, who is studying to be a nurse at the University of Shizuoka, surfaced as a suspect after they made local inquiries.© Japan Today