Dead baby found in Vietnamese man’s suitcase

Here’s something nobody wants to find during bag inspections at an airport.

Security screeners at the main airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, found a dead baby in the suitcase of a passenger about to board a flight for the northern city of Hanoi on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

The body was of a day-old baby girl and was found in a suitcase belonging to Vu Van Dat, 20.

Dat reportedly told investigators that the baby belonged to one of his relatives, the AP says, and had died of natural causes.

So, why was the body in his suitcase?

Dat says his family asked him to bring the body to its home village, about 100 miles south of Hanoi and he was simply fulfilling the request.

No word yet from Vietnamese authorities whether there will be a follow-up investigation, or whether Dat broke any law.