Mummified corpse of baby found in Tokyo apartment


A mummified corpse, believed to be that of a baby dead for about 30 years, has been found in an apartment in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward, police said.

According to police, the remains were found in a sports bag in a closet at around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday while the man who lived in the apartment was being evicted for not paying his rent, Fuji TV reported. The discovery was made by a Tokyo District Court representative carrying out court-ordered eviction procedures.

The man, who is in his 70s, was quoted by police as saying he knew nothing about the corpse. He said his family used to live in the apartment but he was all alone now.

Police believe this could be a cold case and have launched an investigation.

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There are many skeletons in the closets of Japan, literally!

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So sad no matter how you look at this. If he didn't know about it, it would be a relief. It he did and lived with a child's corpse in a bag in a closet, that is just creepy and cruel.

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How very terrible.

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Police believe this could be a cold case and have launched an investigation.

No kidding......I wonder how many people had to get together to come to this decision.

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awful. Just awful. We may never know the identity of this poor baby. To die nameless and unknown- just awful

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A DNA test of the corpse and the man will determine if he really knows nothing about it.

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