South Korea: Woman arrested over New Zealand “bodies in suitcase” killings

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“South Korean police say they have arrested a woman accused of murdering her two children who were found in suitcases in New Zealand last month. In a case that shocked the country, the bodies were discovered by strangers who had bought the abandoned suitcases from a storage unit in Auckland. The bodies were believed to have been stored for a few years. Korean police said the victims were aged 7 and 10. New Zealand has applied for the woman’s extradition from South Korea. Police in Auckland said they had worked closely with South Korean authorities in their search for the woman, after saying last month they believed she was in South Korea. The woman had fled to South Korea in 2018 after the children’s deaths, South Korean police said. She is a 42-year-old New Zealand national of Korean descent.” (09/15/22)