Babies' bodies found in bottles in Japanese house - report

The bodies were found in a house in Tokyo, a report suggests.
The bodies were found in a house in Tokyo, a report suggests. Photo credit: Getty

Termite exterminators working on a house renovation in Tokyo have uncovered the bodies of several babies preserved in bottles, according to a report.

Some of the babies still had their umbilical cords attached, Kyodo news agency says.

Three or four such bottles were found on Monday beneath the floor of a house abandoned for the past three years, where an obstetrician had once lived.

The home was being renovated by a recent purchaser, Kyodo added.

The bodies appeared to have been preserved in a substance resembling formalin, and police are investigating further.

Police declined to confirm the report.

Reuters