TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation after an infant’s corpse was found in a coin-operated locker in the Kabukicho red-light district of Shinjuku Ward, reports TBS News (May 29).
On Tuesday, an inspector alerted police after noticing a “foul smell” coming from inside one locker of a series located about 500 meters from JR Shinjuku Station.
According to police, the body of the baby, whose gender is not known, was inside a suitcase placed in the locker. The baby was born several days before the discovery.
Police are treating the case as abandoning a corpse.