3-year-old boy found dead in apartment in Ibaraki; mother arrested
Japan Today -- Sep 11
Police in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, said Thursday they are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found in his family's apartment.

On Wednesday morning, a staff member at a junior high school in Mito called police to report that a female student who is in the third grade did not come to school. When police went to the apartment of the student, they found the body of the boy wrapped in a blanket, Fuji TV reported.

There were no signs of external injuries on the body, and there was no one else at home, police said.

Police said there are six people living in the residence-Mitsue Abe, the 32-year-old mother, two girls aged 14 and 11, and three boys aged 7, 3, and 2. The two-year-old boy was found later at a nearby facility on Wednesday.

Abe and the other three children were found walking along a highway in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, at around 11 a.m. on Thursday.

9日、茨城県水戸市のアパートで幼い男の子の遺体が見つかった事件で、32歳の母親が­遺体を放置した疑いで逮捕されました。
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