Police in Nagoya are investigating the discovery of the mummified remains of a baby which were found by a woman who was packing up to move out of her apartment.
According to police, the 27-year-old woman, a company employee, moved into the apartment in Kita Ward a year ago and was packing up to leave by the end of the month, Kyodo News reported. At around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, she found the baby's remains tucked away at the back of a closet which she told police had been in the apartment when she moved in and which she had never used.
Police said an autopsy revealed that the baby had been dead for several years but could not determine its age or gender.
Police said they are checking with the apartment building manager to find out who rented the apartment before the woman moved in.© Japan Today