Police in Setagaya are investigating the circumstances that led to a baby's body being dumped in a plastic bag on Tuesday. Garbage collectors called police after discovering the body at about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. The infant was taken to hospital and confirmed dead, police said.
According to authorities, the baby was a newborn male whose umbilical chord was still attached. The body was apparently placed in a garbage container on a road in a residential area roughly 1.5 km south of Shimokitazawa Station.© News reports