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Body of partially burned newborn baby found on Shizuoka coastline


Police in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, are investigating the death of a newborn baby girl whose partially burned body was found along the coastline on Saturday.

Police said the infant, who was wrapped in a blanket, was found by a fisherman at around 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Kyodo News reported. The fisherman called 110.

Police said the baby was dead and that her face and upper body were badly charred.

The section of the coastline where the infant was found is about 1.5 kilometers from JR Numazu Station. Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage taken in the area during Friday night and early Saturday morning to try and identify who brought the baby to the shore.

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I imagine this was an effort by a very upset person to cremate the baby, so in a twisted way they were trying to do right by it and give it proper rites. It's hardly unique to Japan; what's unique is that this kind of thing makes the news here. If pregnant women were aware of more options, this sort of thing might happen less frequently - for a lot of reasons.

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Horrifying on so many levels.

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RIP poor baby.

The same fate awaits the person who did this in Hell.

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I just can't imagine even if you do not want to keep the baby. Horrible.

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Japan REALLY needs to run multiple ads on places for unplanned pregnancies and what to do if you have a baby and don't want to keep it. I'd rather see those ads than seeing makeup ads, beer ads and other pointless ads. Informational ads like mentioned would and could've saved the life of a baby like this innocent baby. The level of malice behind this crime should be the foundation to inform people of the punishment a crime like this would bring.

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 I wish that JT will wait until these facts are checked and evaluated before publishing the story?

Why? Then they lose the shock factor! Oh and if we had to wait for "facts" AND that they are checked and evaluated (by whom I may ask) you will probably be complaining that the story is from a year ago.

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That is really f up thing to do to an infant what on earth is happening to Japan? RIP little fella.

First off it wasn't a "fella" it was a girl. Helps to actually read articles. Oh and as brutal and shocking as it is, dont think for a second that it's "Japan", it's one, and until further details come out, there is no way to know what happened.

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I'm thinking maybe the baby was already dead and they tried to cremate the child?

I hope so. Better than the other scenario.

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Not very easy for the police to deal with.

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I hope the creature who did this to a baby get caught soon. I can’t use the word person. Sometimes creatures shape looks like a human, but they aren’t.

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Perhaps the baby was stillborn and the mother or father tried to cremate the baby at the beach. Cremation costs in Japan are around 4mon yen and then there is the funeral cost and neighborhood/family shaming.

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I am beginning to wonder if the majority of the stories we are reading in the crime section like this one are the acts of Mentally disabled individuals or seriously distorted minds? I wish that JT will wait until these facts are checked and evaluated before publishing the story?

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This is shocking and almost defies belief.

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Some of us are PURE EVIL, I hope who ever did this to this baby girl will be found and treated in the same manner he or she treated this baby, lord forgive us.

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Some people are just demonically sick. RIP pour soul

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If Japanese had laws making men responsible for financial up keep of children they father, maybe these crimes would not happen,I am not resolving women from responsibility,but lots of these women may feel alienated ,they feel that their only option

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What's going on Japan? Yikes.

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Tragic that the mother would have to di that. More baby hatches.

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Why burn the baby? There are some seriously some red people around.

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That is really f up thing to do to an infant what on earth is happening to Japan? RIP little fella.

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I could understand throwing a baby to the sea from a cliff for a desperate mother, ut to burn it on the seashore ? That is another level I cannot imagine.

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