South Korean police on Thursday arrested a woman accused of murdering her two children, whose bodies were discovered in two suitcases bought at an auction in New Zealand.
Police said the suspect fled to South Korea after the alleged murder and has been hiding ever since. She will face extradition screening in Seoul High Court and New Zealand will have to submit a request for her extradition, police said.
“I didn’t do it,” the woman said to reporters while she was being escorted by police.
Her arrest came as New Zealand police requested the assistance of South Korean police to locate the suspect.
Authorities said the family who purchased the suitcases were not related to their deaths.