A New Zealand family discovered the bodies of two children in suitcases in their possession in a collection of abandoned goods that they purchased at an auction.
Detectives claim that the children aged between five and ten were dead for many years. The bodies had been stored for at least three to four years.
Police are trying to identify the identities of the children in a complex investigation. This could lead to international connections.
The family from Auckland had bought the household and personal items online and brought them home last week.
Detective Inspector Tofilau Faamanuia Vaaelua stressed that they had nothing to with the deaths, and was understandably upset by their discovery.
He stated that the investigation was still in its initial stages, but would be thorough.
He said, “The investigation team works very hard to hold responsible the person or persons who caused the death of these children.”
It doesn’t matter how long you serve or how difficult it is to investigate cases such as this.
“I am a parent to young children.” We have a job to complete.”
He said that police had also contacted Interpol as well as overseas policing authorities, which could indicate officers believe the suspects might be living abroad.
He said, “The nature and significance of this discovery present some complexities in the investigation, especially considering the time lapse between their discovery and the death of their author,”