The body of a newborn infant was discovered in the mountains near tsunami-stricken Ishimaki City in Miyagi Prefecture early Sunday morning, police said Monday. A passerby spotted the baby girl's body at about 7 a.m. and alerted authorities.
According to police, the baby girl was covered in fresh blood and still had her umbilical cord attached. Authorities said the child had been born only hours earlier and announced they will conduct a thorough autopsy.
The mountainous area where the body was left suffered no tsunami damage. Investigators believe the mother may be living in one of the nearby evacuation sites.© Compiled from news reports