New Zealand identifies the bodies of two children in suitcases

New Zealand announced that it had identified two children’s bodies in the suitcase at auction, but did not make it public at the request of the family.

Inspector Faamanuia Vaaelua, a spokesman for the New Zealand police, announced today that the two bodies are primary school age children. Investigators have identified the children but will not release any evidence that could reveal the names of the two babies at the request of the family.

Earlier, he said the two bodies may have been hidden in suitcases for several years and the victims were children 5-10 years old. The two suitcases are the same size.

Police outside the home found a body in a suitcase in Clendon Park, Auckland, New Zealand, last week.  Photo: Stuff.

Police outside the home found a body in a suitcase in Clendon Park, Auckland, New Zealand, last week. Image: Stuff.

The two suitcases were among many belongings an Auckland family bought at auction from the storage facility last week. Police confirmed the family was not related to the bodies and were receiving psychological support due to the shock following the gruesome discovery.

The storage shed and the house where the suitcases were moved after the auction were both thoroughly examined by forensic experts.

Police in Seoul, South Korea, earlier this week announced that they had found a woman believed to be related to two bodies. The woman came to Korea in 2018 and hasn’t left since. It is not clear where this person lives or if she has other relatives with her when she comes to Korea.

Hong Hanh (Theo AFP)

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