A family of wannabe “Storage Wars” stars were horrified to find the bodies of two young children in suitcases they bought at a storage locker auction.
A New Zealand family purchased a trailer-full of items from a storage company and had the items delivered to their South Auckland home to unpack in mid-August. As they were sorting through an array of household and personal items, they opened the luggage and discovered human remains.
The family contacted local law enforcement, who determined that both of the bodies, which were found in separate suitcases, “are that of two primary school-aged children,” who “may have been deceased for a number of years before being found last week.”
The children’s deaths are being investigated as homicides by Manurewa police, who are attempting to identify the victims, so they can inform their next of kin.
“The nature of this discovery provides some complexities to the investigation especially given the time lapsed between the time of death and the time of discovery,” commented Detective Inspector Tofilau Faamanuia Vaaelua. “This is no easy investigation. What I can say is we are making very good progress with DNA inquiries.”
Storage unit auctions were popularized by A+E reality television show “Storage Wars,” which is in its 14th season on the cable network. Recently, a YouTube fashion influencer went viral for making a major score during an unclaimed baggage auction in Alabama.
“Oh my gosh I’m so nervous,” she said during the reveal. “I’m either going to get some designer clothes in here or I’m going to waste my money.”
In a luggage “haul” video, the content creator revealed that her $24 purchase contained upwards of $500 in designer perfume, clothes, shoes, and a purse. The video has been liked 9,800 times and watched by more than 268,000 viewers.