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A 26-year-old woman and her former boyfriend were arrested Sunday for allegedly abandoning the body of one of her two children in the mountains of Hiroshima Prefecture after the man confessed to beating the two children to death.

Police identified the pair as Mitsuko Segawa, who had no fixed address, and 28-year-old Kenichi Takao of Hiroshima’s Naka Ward. They were arrested on suspicion of abandonment of the body of Segawa’s daughter Shoko, then 4 years old, in October 1999.

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