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Human bones found in closet after woman confesses to giving birth to 3 babies '40 to 50 years ago'

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Police in Daito, Osaka Prefecture, have retrieved human bones from a house after receiving a call from a woman in her 70s who lives there, saying that they are the remains of three children to whom she gave birth “40 to 50 years ago.”

Police said they received the call at around 2:30 p.m. on May 25, Kyodo News reported. The bones were found in three plastic bags hidden in a closet on the second floor.

The woman lives in the house with her 84-year-old husband and two other children in their 50s. However, she told investigators that no one was aware of the bags except her.

Police said they are questioning the woman and her husband about the circumstances concerning the birth of the three children whose bones were found, and why she waited so long before contacting police.

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This is an issue she has deal with herself. Why in the world would want to involve the police after 50 years? What are they supposed to do now? So strange.

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This is an issue she has deal with herself. Why in the world would want to involve the police after 50 years? What are they supposed to do now? So strange.

What a weird response to someone who murdered their children. Are we so far gone that we have no moral qualms about this?

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Note to self: Don’t read the Japanese newspaper while you’re eating dinner.

More skeletons in the closet there’s a lot more to Japan than just cherry blossoms and sushi

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What a queer story and we will get a follow up to give some bizarre explanation to these awful events. Was she potty, was it murder and did hubby know. Who knows what the explanation will be, let’s wait and see eh.

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Were they triplets? Did they all die at the same time?

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what a sick witch with big B infront

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This is in my neck of the woods! I often wonder how many neighborhood dwellings have their secrets, particularly the many old and empty places.

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Osaka never disappoints. This grotesque, absurd, yet intriguing true story would make for an epic film. Was she taken into, or, will she be taken into custody? There is always the chance that contacting the police slipped her mind. JT indicated the constabulary are questioning her about the birth. Typical of them. Any logical law enforcement agency in other developed nations would instead inquire about the demise of the children. This both shocks and sickens me. The poor children. Perhaps Eric Clapton or Elton John will compose songs in their honor. They deserved better than what they got. That's for sure.

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This is an issue she has deal with herself. Why in the world would want to involve the police after 50 years? What are they supposed to do now? So strange.

Maybe just plain guilt, it can become overwhelming for some people the longer they try to hide something and at some point the need to confess their actions becomes too strong.

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Police in Daito, Osaka Prefecture, have retrieved human bones from a house after receiving a call from a woman in her 70s who lives there, saying that they are the remains of three children to whom she gave birth “40 to 50 years ago.”

Ok so why did she wait so long to call the cops? And why did she decide to call them now? Did she forget they were there and re find them and decided now is the time to come clean? Also why not cremate or bury them instead of keeping them in a bag in the closet? Man I wonder how her family feels..

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what a monster, I hope there is special place reserved in hell for these creatures in human shapes who kill babies. It’s unfortunate not to have a hell for these monsters. There are so many of these nature’s mistakes walking around in human shape.

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Horrible, wicked old woman. Pure evil. Almost beyond belief all 3 of these babies died naturally.

Spend the rest of your miserable days in jail.

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