IBARAKI (TR) – Ibaraki Prefectural Police have launched an investigation after a newborn boy was left in front of an orphanage in Tsukuba City on Saturday, reports Jiji Press (July 22).
At around 11:30 p.m., a employee of the orphanage tipped off police after finding the infant wrapped in a towel inside a cardboard box at the front gate of the establishment, police said.
The infant was then transported to a hospital in fine condition, police said.
The discovery was made after the employee responded to the intercom. An examination of security camera footage shows a person leaving the box at the scene and departing on foot, police said.