Police are questioning a 27-year-old woman in Fukuoka over the fate of her 7-year-old daughter after the school in which she was enrolled reported that the child had not attended school even once.
According to police, the woman has been incoherent, saying only that she disposed of her daughter's body in the town of Kotakemachi, Fuji TV reported Thursday. However, the woman has provided no information on how and when her daughter died.
Police said the family registry, kept by the municipal government, showed the birth of the daughter, and that the woman, a single mother, lived in Sawara Ward, Fuji reported.
School officials said that the mother completed enrollment procedures for her daughter in April 2012 but the child never attended. When a school official tried to contact the mother, another person was living in the Sawara Ward residence. The school notified police who found the woman living in Minami Ward.
Police suspect that the woman enrolled her daughter at school to give the impression that the child was still alive.© Japan Today