New Zealand: children’s bodies in suitcases: suspects extradited

New Zealand
Children’s bodies in suitcases: Suspects delivered

In August, the bodies of children were discovered in sold suitcases after a clearance auction in New Zealand. photo

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In August, a shocking find shook the city of Auckland: Two children’s bodies were discovered in suitcases. The suspect will now appear before a judge in New Zealand.

After the shocking discovery of children’s bodies in suitcases bought at auction in New Zealand, a 40-year-old suspect was extradited from South Korea to the Pacific state.

According to the South Korean Justice Ministry, the woman was handed over to New Zealand officials at Incheon International Airport. Evidence was also handed over. The plane carrying the suspect landed in Auckland on Tuesday. Radio New Zealand (RNZ) reported that she would be brought before a judge on Wednesday on charges of double murder.

The New Zealander, who once held South Korean citizenship, was arrested in mid-September at an apartment in the southeastern coastal city of Ulsan. The woman, who may be the mother of the dead children, is said to have entered South Korea in 2018. The Seoul High Court approved the extradition in November.

The bodies of the children, aged between five and 10, were found in suitcases sold at a clearance auction in Auckland, New Zealand, in August. According to police reports, a short time later it was possible to identify the victims and thus track down the woman. According to the police, the suitcases had previously been kept in a warehouse for three to four years. The police in the South Pacific island state then made the extradition request.


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