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Woman arrested for hiding body of dead baby in Nagano home

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A 38-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday for illegal disposal of a corpse, after police found the body of an infant in a cardboard box in the living room of her home.

Junko Ishikawa, manager of a small bar in Okaya City, is accused of wrapping the dead infant’s body in cloth and putting it in a cardboard box in September last year. A male acquaintance noticed a foul odor in the room last week and notified police, and they discovered the body when they visited her home on Oct 17. Ishikawa has confirmed the baby was hers, police said.

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So, the only details available are the the baby is dead, it was hers and she worked in a bar. Cool!

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and she has kept it ina shoebox for over a year in her living room...gross.

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yeah gross!!

Also, what is it with JT lately feeling the need to type all this added info that is not related or needed for the story. Her occupation has nothing to do with her crazy decision making skills.

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Oh that is sick... That poor baby...

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That poor baby

so burning it and keeping the ashes is any different?

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Um, yeah it's different? Why would you keep a corpse sitting in your living room?

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Oh, and the poor baby part was more because it died so young, not so much how it was found. I hope the way it died is less disturbing.

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When a baby dies a whole life unlived is lost...

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I cannot believe it was still there. Should have rotted away by then. Why didn't the woman smell it?

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Ummm...hang on a sec!! The baby has been there since September "last year"......And someone noticed the smell last week.......Why hadn't her neighbours noticed that smell long before last week????

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Higher officail has lot of money for dining and wining she does not have any money for funeral of her baby what to do? Society is crazy for money only.

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ewww smelly house... why do people do this?

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There are some real sickos out there!

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Oh, God...you must be very sick to do something like that.

Ehm....the infant was dead since last September and they found out now??? Gross....

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She wrapped the baby in clothes before putting in a cardboard box and kept it at home. Hmmm, at least she felt something for her child. In a way...

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I remember a few years back about another woman in her late 40s or early 50s who did the same thing. They found the mummified remains of like five different infants in her closet. They said she wrapped them quite well to hide the smell. One of them was like a decade old. I can't remember how the cops found out about it. I believe it was because she committed suicide or something and they had to search the place. She also worked in the bar/hostess profession.

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RIP to the baby, no matter how she died. "Disposing of a Corpse" seems to be a growing problem in Japan, maybe some folks need to be educated in the proper manners of dealing with dead people ie funeral/burial/cremation. A couple of days ago I read that a few high school girls disposed of a corpse by putting it in a barrel, and last week a gang was charged got disposal of a corpse in a river after hacking it to bits.

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a corpse

so then no need to say "poor baby". Maybe the child died of natural causes and the mother could not let the child go out of love.

"poor baby" makes it sound like the child was harmed. lets see what the fuzz say in a few days.

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September last year and it did not smell until last week?

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Since last September; Disturbing, sick, and pretty gross if you ask me!!!!

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are we sure there wasn't a mistranslation in here somewhere? Are we sure this wasn't "September" rather than "September of last year"? because after a year, the smell should be largely dissipated. So I'm confused.

And yes, poor baby. Regardless of how the child passed away, to be packed away in a cardboard box instead of given a proper burial shows a lack of respect for the deceased. Maybe the woman has a psychological condition that didn't see this behavior as wrong, or perhaps she was utterly bereft after the baby's death and couldn't bear to part with her child; either way, it was inappropriate, unhealthy and disrespectful to the child.

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