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Newborn girl found abandoned in Chiba parking lot

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A newborn girl was found abandoned in a parking lot in Chiba city, police said.

According to police, an elementary student at home in Inage Ward heard the infant’s cries at around 4:25 p.m. Monday, Kyodo News reported. He went outside to see where the cries were coming from and found the baby. The boy told his mother who called police.

Police said the infant was unclothed and wearing a diaper while wrapped in a blanket. Her umbilical cord was still attached.

Police said the baby’s life is not in danger and that they are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to try and identify who left the infant in the parking lot.

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That's not how it works! Once it is out, it's murder.

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That's not how it works! Once it is out, it's murder.

What's murder?

-7 ( +8 / -15 )

D,the child survived

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Well done to the elementary school student.

15 ( +19 / -4 )

Thank goodness the baby is alive & well. A second hero story in today’s Crime section. This boy needs a commendation from the local government for not being afraid too speak up. Japan needs more Good Samaritans.

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Provide more baby hatches like they have in Kumamoto!

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Just a few more steps to the local fire station would have been better than leaving the baby in a parking lot, especially on a hot afternoon like Monday. No firefighter would turn away a newborn. Seeking help is not a crime. Abandoning a child is.

Looking forward to the followup story and the mother’s account of why.

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they are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to try and identify who left the infant in the parking lot

It's not clear from the article, but if the baby was deliberately left in a place where she would be found, I wonder how far the police should pursue this. Tracking down the mother (or whoever abandoned the child) might discourage others in a similar situation from leaving an unwanted baby in a public place. Perhaps a simple public appeal to come forward if help is needed would be enough.

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"Police said the baby’s life is not in danger and that they are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to try and identify who left the infant in the parking lot."

Please don't! Or, if you do, let it only be to penalize the person who abandoned the child, not to reunite a baby with a mother who will murder it later because she clearly doesn't want it. Thank the gods we are reading about a life this time and not a corpse.

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well done little boy! he just saved the babys life

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Police said the baby’s life is not in danger and that they are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to try and identify who left the infant in the parking lot.

Cops doing their job after the fact staring at a screen - whoopie. This is a tragic incident where the country has failed the child and the mother.

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@Paul I half way agree with you. I think it would be called ATTEMPTED murder because the child did not die.

That's not how it works! Once it is out, it's murder.

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@snowymountainhell How many times have we read about a child being abandoned in the last month? I can guarantee you that you will get a new story like this one before you get a followup story of the mothers account as to why. I am willing to bet two possibilities of why. 1. part time worker 2. Single mother and I can name others but these are the most underlying reasons I have read in the past here.

Looking forward to the followup story and the mother’s account of why.

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@smithinjapan, totally agree with you!

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"Police said the baby’s life is not in danger and that they are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to try and identify who left the infant in the parking lot."

Please don't! Or, if you do, let it only be to penalize the person who abandoned the child, not to reunite a baby with a mother who will murder it later because she clearly doesn't want it. Thank the gods we are reading about a life this time and not a corpse.

Nothing is clear at the moment regarding the mothers intentions, or what she wants or does'nt want. The only thing that is clear is that the mother is in a disturbed state. I hope that she is identified soon and given the correct psychological attention.

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Thankfully this baby survived. Sadly, this baby is better off in a state facility than with a mother who would dump her in a car park.

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Just happy the little one survived and has a second chance at life.

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Finally a good news, not another murder of an Angel! This student is my hero!

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very weird times,lucky kid could survive...

just wondering is kids "mother" can read todays news and how she may feel...

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i my country some say poor people cant take care about kid but they have choice to leave newborn baby at some special place,while their annonymity is protected and sure kid will be taken care of,why this great big sugoi Japan cant do same thing especially when poplaution ia ging and numbers of newborn kids are falling rapidly down?

dont need to invent "hot water" just copy and do what others are doing for years!

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Hopefully a loving family is found for this baby. Even as a single man, I'd take care of the baby rather than see it raised in some orphanage or unloving home.

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Paul

That's not how it works! Once it is out, it's murder.

I realize that laws differ from country to country. However, AFAIK, they all require a victim to have died in order for it to be considered murder.

"Police said the baby’s life is not in danger..." 

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