The body of a newborn child was found at a waste treatment facility next to the Tokyo Disneyland theme park just outside Tokyo on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Authorities suspect the child's body, whose sex was not immediately clear, was dumped within the seaside theme park because the facility treats sewer water from there.

A worker discovered the body at an indoor filtering area shortly after 1 p.m., police said. The area had previously been checked Wednesday morning.

The facility treats wastewater from areas accessed by visitors as well as those only accessible by theme-park workers, according to Oriental Land Co., the operator of the park.