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Children's bodies in suitcases - South Korea delivers murder suspects


South Korea extradited a 42-year-old woman to New Zealand. The woman is accused of killing two children and hiding their bodies in suitcases. She is said to be the mother of the victims.

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Investigators in Auckland (August 2022)


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About three months after the shocking discovery of two children's bodies in auctioned suitcases in New Zealand, the alleged mother of the dead was extradited from South Korea.

As the New Zealand police said, three police officers traveled to South Korea to accompany the woman.

She arrived at Auckland Airport on Tuesday and was taken to Manukau Police Station.

The 42-year-old is said to "appear before the Manukau District Court on two murder charges" on Wednesday.

arrest in September

The Justice Ministry in Seoul said key evidence in the case had also been handed over to New Zealand officials.

"We hope that the truth in this case, which has attracted global attention, will come to light through a fair and rigorous trial in New Zealand," said a Seoul judicial official.

The suspect was arrested in an apartment in the south-eastern coastal city of Ulsan in mid-September after a tip from the public.

This was preceded by surveillance measures.

The woman is accused by investigators in New Zealand of killing her children, who were then seven and ten years old, around 2018 in the Auckland region.

According to police reports, the woman then left for South Korea, where she had been hiding ever since.

According to the Yonhap news agency, it is a native South Korean with a New Zealand passport.

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 this year.

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.


Source: spiegel

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