New Zealand: Horror, child’s remains found in auctioned suitcases

New Zealand: Horror, child’s remains found in auctioned suitcases

According to Inspector Tofilau Faamanuia Vaaelua, the bodies had probably been kept for several years and the victims were between five and 10 years old. The bodies were in two suitcases of the same size, he said.

Interpol on site

“The nature of the discovery makes the investigation complex, especially given the time that elapsed between death and discovery,” added Tofilau Faamanuia Vaaelua. This macabre discovery required a family to purchase a trailer loaded with objects being sold in bulk at a warehouse. The family in question is not connected to the death but is “devastated by the discovery.”

Police, who have also contacted Interpol, are examining the other items, household or personal items, contained in the trailer to identify the victims. The camp and the property where the suitcases were taken were thoroughly searched by the science police.

anonymous victims

The children have not been identified but the inspector said he feels sorry for the family, who are believed to be in New Zealand and may not have known they were dead. “A lot of us (in the police force) are parents. We have a job to do and we’re doing our best to identify the victims,” ​​he said.