Police in Saku, Nagano Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 32-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of abandoning the body of her newborn son.
According to police, the woman, Maaya Oda, placed the corpse of the baby boy in a plastic bag in the shrubbery outside her apartment after apparently giving birth there on May 31. Police said the bag was found by an apartment building resident cleaning the grounds on June 2.
Nearby surveillance camera footage showed the woman carrying a bag to the shrubbery.
Police said the infant appeared to have been dead for a few days and are questioning Oda on when the boy was born and how he died as there were no external signs of injury on the body which weighed about three kilograms.© Japan Today