SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police arrested a Chinese couple after finding infant’s corpse inside their apartment in Kawaguchi City on Thursday.
At just past 7:00 p.m., officers working off a tip entered the residence, located in the Ryoke area, and found the body of the boy inside a refrigerator, according to Fuji News Network (Nov. 27).
Police then accused the couple — a woman, 27, and her husband, 24 — of abandoning a corpse.
Police did not disclose whether the suspects admit to the allegations.
On Wednesday, the city government and a local child guidance center contacted police. “We are unable to confirm the well-being of the boy after his birth in July,” one of the offices said.
When police visited the residence, the female suspect said, “[The boy] is in the refrigerator.”
Police plan to use the results of an autopsy to learn what led to the death of the boy.