What is presumed to be the skeleton of a baby has been discovered inside a bag, hidden inside the ceiling of a rental building in Takasaki City, police said Saturday.
The bones were found on Friday at around 10:30 a.m. by the employee of a renovation company that had been working on a room in the four-story building. The man called police after he found the bag stuffed inside a bigger plastic bag in the ceiling of a bathroom.
According to police, the bag contained the bones of what they believe was a child, along with baby clothes. They suspect at least half a year has passed since the child died, but the cause of death is still unclear.
The apartment in which the body was found has been vacant for a long period of time, and authorities are currently searching for the previous tenants.© News reports