Police in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 33-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning a body after the remains of her newborn son were found in a septic tank outside her house on Monday.
According to police, the woman, Mika Suzuki, says she gave birth to the boy in the toilet at her home in February. Police said she has admitted to flushing the baby down the toilet, Fuji TV reported.
A workman who was pumping out the septic tank on Monday afternoon noticed a blockage and discovered the remains. He reported the incident at a nearby koban (police box).
Suzuki lives in the house with her 54-year-old mother and her 2-year-old daughter.
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