NZ cops seek extradition of Pinay blamed for toddler's death
New Zealand police are seeking the extradition of a Filipina babysitter from the Philippines after they charged her with murder for the death of a two-year-old girl four years ago, a report on 1News said Tuesday.
"A warrant to arrest has been sought and police will be liaising with the Philippines authorities regarding potential next steps," he said.
New Zealand, however, does not have an extradition treaty with the Philippines.
Police believe De Luna fled from New Zealand after the death of Daleon, the child of two Filipino dairy farmers.
Daleon was rushed to Invercargill Hospital after suffering from a seizure while under De Luna's care and died days later after her life support was switched off.
The child's parents now live in Australia and are cooperating with police to solve her mysterious death, initially ruled by police as caused by "non-accidental head injury" under suspicious circumstances. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News