A newborn baby girl was found inside a bag on the grounds of a private residence in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture, police said Friday.
According to police, a resident heard the sound of a baby crying outside the house nextdoor at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, TV Asahi reported. He went to investigate and found the baby girl inside a bag.
The infant still had the umbilical cord attached, and was conscious, but in a weak state, police said. She was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.
Police said they are questioning a young woman who lives in the house about the child.© Japan Today