Police in Fujimino, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 37-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning the corpse of her newborn boy in the toilet of a drugstore last November.
Police said Miyuki Matsubara, who lives in Kasukabe and has no fixed occupation, has admitted to giving birth in the toilet and quoted her as saying she disposed of her baby because she had no money to be able to raise him, Fuji TV reported.
Police said an analysis of store surveillance camera footage showed a heavily pregnant Matsubara and a man — later identified as her 28-year-old unemployed boyfriend — going into the toilet at the exterior of the store at 1 p.m. on Nov 2. They emerged after about 15 minutes. Matsubara then told a store employee that the toilet wasn’t working and seemed to be blocked.
The upper half of the infant’s body was found in the toilet at around 8:30 p.m. by a maintenance man. The lower part of the baby’s corpse was not found.
Police said a DNA test showed Matsubara to be the mother of the baby.© Japan Today