A family’s human remains, found in suitcases bought at an online auction, belong to two young children, it turned out.
A murder investigation was launched in New Zealand when the traumatizing discovery was made on August 12.
Now an autopsy has shown that the children were of primary school age – between five and ten years.
Police offered an update on the case and said they believe the remains were likely hidden for between three and four years.
Officials were called to a home in South Auckland last Thursday following the tragic discovery.
A family unsuspectingly bought the suitcases after purchasing storage space in an online auction.
They are not connected to the deaths and were “understandably concerned at the discovery,” police said.
It is suspected that the children have family members in the country who may not know they are dead.
The investigation into her death is ongoing and the autopsy “is yet to be completed.”
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https://metro.co.uk/2022/08/18/new-zealand-human-remains-found-in-suitcases-belong-to-children-17203299/ Human remains found in suitcases were two elementary school children