TOKYO——Police in Tokyo said Tuesday they have arrested a 49-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning a body after she left the corpse of her newborn baby in coin lockers for 4-5 years.
Police said the gender of the baby is unknown.
Suzaki told police she was evicted from the place where she had been staying and forgot to take the locker key with her so she decided to tell police what she had done before someone else found the key.
GarthgoyleSep. 25 05:29 pm JST 16( +17 / -1 )
Poor woman. For five years she carried her dead child from place to place and kept it all to herself. A really sad story.
I for one am not going to try and convict here based on the information here as we really do not know the full story and she comes across as being mentally unstable at least.
Lets give her her day in court before lynching her!
SerranoSep. 25 05:59 pm JST 9( +10 / -1 )
"She said the baby was stillborn and she panicked because she didn't know what to do with it"
Calling an ambulance would have been out of the question? In her mental state at the time I guess it was.
StrangerlandSep. 26 07:08 am JST 5( +5 / -0 )
[No sympathy for this woman]
Right. Homeless jobless and pregnant giving birth in a hotel room. How dare she put herself in that position. What an evil disgusting woman. No sympathy. Burn her.
YubaruSep. 26 08:22 am JST 0( +2 / -2 )
[I don't understand why some parents didn't support thier children of how to give advice at least a parental guidance of how to raise and keeping thier child in good hand and love. Or ask help if they were in trouble ？]
At 40 plus years old I think that she has passed the age of needing to be treated as a child.
GarthgoyleSep. 26 08:43 am JST 2( +3 / -1
[I don't understand why some parents didn't support thier children of how to give advice at least a parental guidance of how to raise and keeping thier child in good hand and love]
Not everybody is raised in a good family. And even if everyone was raised in a good family with good morals there's still would be crime and not the best choices because not everybody get the same chances treatment and experiences in life. So no matter how much love you give to your child now 30 years later that child could be a serial killer.
Chip StarSep. 26 06:49 am JST 1( +1 / -0 )
It's illegal in most jurisdictions to abandon a body. For those of you who think keeping a body in a coin locker fridge etc. is not "abandoning" it you may want to research the legal definition. It typically means failure to appropriately dispose of a body.
That said I was relieved to discover that this woman was unemployed. That is always my first concern when I hear a crime was committed. My second being the age of the suspect. Those are two very important facts that have absolutely no relevance to anything.
Ex_ResSep. 27 03:21 pm JST 0( +0 / -0 )
The legal system here is stuck in the late 1800'
I think that you are right perhaps late 1700's though.
I think that the legal aystem in Japan is the one thing that is going backwards in Japan not forwards.
Hence Japans high re-offending rate.