Police are investigating the death of a newborn baby girl whose corpse was discovered inside a coin locker in the Kabukicho red-light district in Tokyo’s Shinjuku area on Tuesday.
According to police, the infant, with her umbilical cord still attached, was found wrapped in a vinyl bag inside a navy blue suitcase in the locker by the police just before 2 p.m. after an employee of the company that operates the lockers noticed a foul smell and called 110, Fuji TV reported.
Police said the infant had been dead for at least a week. An autopsy showed the baby had been strangled.
They are examining nearby surveillance camera footage to try and identify who last used the locker, which is outside a building about 200 meters from Seibu-Shinjuku Station.© Japan Today