About a month after the remains of two children were found in auctioned suitcases in New Zealand, the alleged mother of the dead man was arrested in South Korea. The 42-year-old is suspected of murder, the police authorities in South Korea and New Zealand said on Thursday. Extradition proceedings are to be initiated against them.
The woman then left for South Korea, where she has been hiding ever since, the police said. According to the Yonhap news agency, it was a South Korean-born woman with a New Zealand passport.
The remains of the two children were discovered after an unsuspecting family bought a trailerload of abandoned items, including the two suitcases, at an auction.