The New Zealand police have requested the collaboration of the South Korean authorities to locate a woman who appears to be a relative of the two children whose lifeless bodies were found in suitcases earlier this month in the city of Auckland.
The request has been made through Interpolaccording to the South Korean radio and television network KBS, citing sources from the National Police Agency.
The woman, born in South Korea but with a New Zealand passport, entered her country of origin in the second half of 2018 without there being a customs exit record, according to the Hankyoreh newspaper, which also cites police sources.
The South Korean police would now be waiting for a court order from New Zealand to be able to investigate the current whereabouts of the woman.
The woman, who may be the mother of the two children, may be arrested by South Korean authorities if Interpol issues a red notice requesting her detention.
The bodies of the children, who were between five and ten years old, were found in early August in two suitcases allegedly bought by a family from the New Zealand city of Auckland at an auction of abandoned objects.
New Zealand police believe the children’s remains were inside the suitcases for three or four years.