Body of 3-month-old baby found in suitcase


The body of a 3-month-old baby girl was found in a suitcase in her mother's room at a welfare support facility in Itabashi Ward, Tokyo, on Thursday, police said.

According to police, the suitcase was found just after 12 noon by an employee. The whereabouts of the baby's 18-year-old mother are currently unknown, Fuji TV reported. The facility takes in mothers and their babies who have nowhere else to go or who have been victims of domestic violence.

Police said the infant was wrapped in a blanket and that there were no external injuries on the body. They said the baby’s mother faces a charge of corpse abandonment.

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“They said the baby’s mother faces a charge of corpse abandonment.”

‘corpse: a dead body, especially of a human rather than an animal’

Now maybe a human, at least in death.

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Very sad...

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Profound Desperation, perhaps abandoned by family, perhaps still suffering from post-partum depression, my thoughts are to the Mother and her personal safety under what must be the worst possible internal chaos. May her child rest in peace and may she find safety and succor...and not more pain at the hands of the enforcers.

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Couldn't she just leave the baby with the staff there who would take the baby to a proper facility who deals with "unwanted babies"? How selfish of her! They have her name, so it should be easy to track her. I hope they find her!

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