NAGANO (TR) – Nagano Prefectural Police launched an investigation after the discovery of the body of a newborn at a property in Tomi City on Tuesday, reports TV Asahi (May 5).
At around 4:50 p.m., a man looking after the vacant property found “part of a body” buried in the garden.
Officers from the Ueda Police Station arriving at the scene unearthed the body of the girl from the soil.
The results of an autopsy revealed that the child died several days before the discovery.
With the umbilical cord not present, police suspect a woman gave birth to the child in another location.
The man who made the discovery is looking after the property for an acquaintance.
In addition to identifying the body, police are seeking the cause of death. The case is being treated as abandoning a corpse.