Arrest in S.Korea over NZ suitcase child murders

STORY:

Police in South Korea arrested a woman on Thursday suspected of killing her two children after their remains were found in suitcases last month in New Zealand.

The 42-year-old Korean-born New Zealand woman is accused of fleeing to South Korea in 2018 after allegedly killing her then 7-year-old and 10-year-old children in Auckland.

New Zealand launched a homicide inquiry after the children's remains were found.

The grim discovery was made by a family going through the contents of a storage locker they had purchased unseen.

The woman, who denied the murder allegations, was arrested after global police agency Interpol issued a red notice.

New Zealand has 45 days to formally seek extradition of the suspect who denies the murder allegations.