Japan woman arrested for leaving baby's body in locker
Tokyo police have arrested a 49-year-old woman suspected of leaving her stillborn baby in a coin locker for several years.
Emiri Suzaki turned herself in to the police and confessed that she had stored the body since suffering a stillbirth "four or five" years ago.
Officers later found the decaying body of an infant wrapped up in a plastic bag in a locker at a Tokyo station.
Suzaki continued paying the locker storage fees throughout the years.
" and kept the body as I could not dispose of it," she told police officers when she turned herself in, according to Kyodo News.
, a railway station in Tokyo, some "four or five" years ago, reported the Japan Times.
But , which according to news outlet the Asahi Shimbun is $1.80 (£1.37) per 24 hours.
If the unpaid amount exceeds $8.86 (£6.73) the locker operator is allowed to empty the locker and check its contents.
Suzaki, who is unemployed, turned herself in on Monday after she left the home of a male acquaintance where she had been staying after an argument.
She forgot to take the locker key with her when she left and was afraid her friend might discover the body.