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Woman arrested for leaving body of newborn baby in resort hotel trash container


Police in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, have arrested a 31-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning a corpse after she left the body of her newborn baby boy in a trash container on the premises of a resort hotel.

The infant was found by an employee at around 8:30 p.m. on Sept 10 in a large trash container near the first floor entrance at the Yukai Resort Nanki Shirahamaonsen Shirahama Saichoraku, Kyodo News reported. The employee called 110. Police said the infant was dead when they arrived. The baby was naked and wrapped in a towel.

Police said the woman, Momoko Yamada, a resident of Kyoto, surfaced as a suspect after a check of the hotel guest registry and an analysis of security camera footage.

Police said that Yamada was staying at the resort on Sept 10 and that she has admitted dumping the body after she gave birth in her room at around 4 p.m.

Yamada checked out of the resort that night and went to a hospital in Wakayama Prefecture, police said, adding that they detained her for questioning on Wednesday after she left the hospital.

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So very sad.

Seems to happen far too often in Japan.

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"Life is what we make it and stress will find its way in it."

Only if you let it.

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Thanks for reporting this Japantoday.com! I read the first story and wanted to find out more.

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Here's this week's dumped baby. How wonderful!

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This habitual action by new single mothers in japan shows a great lack of respect of newborns and a lack of urgency to offer assistance by the Japanese government at all levels....which is quite disappointing as the number of newborns here dwindles annually....

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Life has to be very stressful for some people it seems that at one time everyone had different problems or we never heard about them but since the internet we are learning its not just a Japan problem its a world/people problem. People are more stressed than ever before. Life is what we make it and stress will find its way in it.

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Japan. OMG!

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