Police said Monday that the body of a newborn baby girl was discovered in a field in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, on Sunday.
According to police, the body was discovered at around 11 a.m. on a patch of disused land by a worker cutting grass. TBS quoted police as saying the infant was wrapped in a bath towel with her umbilical cord still attached. The grass obscuring the body was around a meter tall, investigators said.
Early impressions were that no obvious signs of injury were visible on the girl's body, police said. It is thought that about a week had passed between the infant's death and the discovery of her remains. Police believe the infant was abandoned moments after her birth.
Investigators say that the land had been disused since November of last year and that an attempt to identify and locate the individual who entered the plot to dispose of the body is underway.© Japan Today