Woman arrested after grim discovery of two dead children stuffed in suitcases

A South Korean woman, aged 42, has been charged with murder after the remains of two children were found in abandoned suitcases at a storage unit in New Zealand

A woman believed to be the mother of two children whose remains were found in suitcases sold in an online auction has been arrested in South Korea.

The remains of the two primary school age kids were found in baggage at a storage unit in South Auckland, New Zealand, which had been bought during bidding for abandoned goods.

The Korean-born New Zealand woman, aged 42, was arrested by South Korean police and charged with murder.

She was found in the south eastern city of Ulsan on Thursday, after global police agency Interpol issued a red notice, the Korean National Police Agency said.

The woman is suspected of fleeing to South Korea in 2018 after killing her then 7-year-old and 10-year-old children in Auckland, authorities said.

A South Korean court will review whether to extradite the suspect to New Zealand, they added.

New Zealand Police have said: “Police investigating the murder of two young children whose remains were discovered on 11 August at a Manurewa address have made an arrest.

“Police can now confirm that a 42-year-old woman has been arrested in South Korea. South Korean authorities arrested the woman today on a Korean arrest warrant pursuant to two charges of murder relating to the two young victims.”

It praised the speed in which the South Korean authorities have moved to capture the woman.

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