Woman suspect in 'suitcase murder' extradited to New Zealand
The 42-year-old woman suspected of killing her children and hiding them in a suitcase will face trial in New Zealand.
The woman who was arrested in South Korea back in September after the bodies of her two long-dead children were found in abandoned suitcases was extradited to New Zealand where she will be tried on a charge of the murders.
The children’s bodies were discovered in August after a New Zealand family bought abandoned goods, including two suitcases, from a storage unit in Auckland in an online auction.
New Zealand Police said then that the family had nothing to do with the deaths.
"Three police officers traveled to South Korea to transport the woman", said the New Zealand police in a statement, noting that they arrived at Aukland Airport in the afternoon where the woman was transported to Manukau Police Station and will appear in court on Wednesday.
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"She will be held in custody overnight when she will then be expected to appear in the Manukau District Court on two charges of murder."
The 42-year-old woman, according to South Korean authorities, was born there before relocating to New Zealand, where she obtained citizenship. In 2018, her return to South Korea was documented in her immigration papers.
"We hope that the truth of this case, which has received worldwide attention, will be revealed through a fair and strict judicial process in New Zealand," an official from Seoul stated.
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