Names of children found dead in suitcases revealed

By and republished with permission

The two children whose bodies were found in a suitcase in a storage facility last year can be named.

Hakyung Lee appears in the High Court in Auckland in November, 2022. Photo: RNZ / Nick Monro

They were Yuna Jo, who was born in September 2009, and Minu Jo, who was born in March 2012.

Coroner Tania Teitaha ended a suppression order that had been in place since the bodies were found in August 2022.

Their bodies were discovered after a family bought the contents of an abandoned storage locker in Papatoetoe in an online auction.

Haykung Lee, who is their mother, was extradited from Ulsan, South Korea in November last year.

She has pleaded not guilty to two charges of murder and is set to go to trial at the High Court in Auckland next year.

Two bodies loaded into vehicle at Moncrieff Avenue in Clendon Park

Police and forensic experts at the scene where two bodies were found Clendon Park. Photo: RNZ / Rayssa Almeida

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