TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday announced the arrest of a 27-year-old woman for dumping the body of her newborn baby in Shinjuku Ward, reports TBS News (Oct. 9).
Between 4:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Yui Yamamoto gave birth to the child in a women’s public toilet in Toyama Park. After the child died due to unknown causes, the suspect hid its body in a bag.
A security guard later found Yamamoto collapsed in the bathroom. She was then rushed to a nearby hospital. A check of the bag revealed the corpse of the baby.
Yamamoto admits to the charges. “I wanted to dispose of the baby before it was found by someone,” the suspect is quoted by police, according to TV Asahi (Oct. 9).
Police have ordered an autopsy in order to determine the cause of death of the baby.