Aug. 02, 2012 - 06:39AM JST
Police said Wednesday the remains of a newborn baby were found in a river in Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture.
According to police, a woman contacted emergency services after noticing what appeared to be a baby floating in the Shimotsuruma River at around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, TBS reported. Police arrived at the scene to discover the body of a newborn baby boy that had apparently been put into the river shortly after birth.
Police believe the body had been in the water for around a month. Investigators say they are currently interviewing local residents in an attempt to uncover further information about the mother, TBS reported.