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Couple arrested after remains of child found buried outside house

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Police in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, have arrested a 38-year-old unemployed man and his 36-year-old wife on suspicion of abandoning a body after the remains of one of their children were found buried in the ground outside their house.

According to police, Ryo Kyoda and his wife Marino have admitted to the charge. Police said their family register showed they had three children, Sankei Shimbun reported. On June 29, two of their children — a boy and a girl — were seen walking by themselves about four kilometers from their home by a police patrol. They were placed in protective custody.

Police questioned Kyoda and his wife at their home. During their visit, there was one other child at home — a boy. At that point, the parents admitted they had a fourth child -- a 3-year-old girl -- who died last autumn and whose remains they buried outside. Police did not say whether the Kyodas revealed the cause of death.

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On June 29, two of the children — a boy and a girl — were seen walking by themselves about four kilometers from their home by a police patrol.

Please clarify...what is the relevance of this? If their location carries no other relevant meaning to the crime, you should just say the remaining children were taken into custody...

At that point, the parents admitted they had a fourth child

Please clarify, how is it possible that they had 4 children but only registered 3? Was the 4th child really their child? Not really clear here...

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Mirai, if you give birth at the hospital, the doctor will give you a birth certificate, and you take that to the city office to register the kid. This is what they probably did with the 3 kids. The forth one, she may have give birth at home, or they never went to the city office to do the paperwork

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Mirai, it's because that's why the police were interviewing them in the first place and when they made their confession.

Also, letting 2 children wander around 4 kms away raises questions about the cause of the death of a 3rd..

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Sounds terrible

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miss_oikawa

Thanks..makes sense now...but JT needs to be more clear

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No worries. Here to help!

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