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Aichi: Skeletal remains of newborn found in suitcase in Nagoya

AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police launched an investigation after the discovery of the corpse of a newborn inside a suitcase left at a building in Nagoya on Saturday, reports the Mainichi Shimbun (Apr. 12).

At around 10:15 p.m., an employee at a bar working near the building, located in the Sakae area of Naka Ward, notified police of a “foul smell” coming from the suitcase.

Officers arriving at the scene found the suitcase — standing 50 centimeters tall and 30 centimeters wide — in a corridor near the entrance of a host club.

A fetus was found inside a suitcase placed in a building corridor in Nagoya on Saturday (Twitter)

The partially skeletal remains were packed inside a paper bag placed inside a cardboard box. The gender of the newborn is not known, police said.

Police are treating the case as abandoning a corpse.