Thursday, December 22, 2016

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.
Detective Senior Sergeant Stuart Harvey said in a statement that police are seeking a warrant for Karen De Luna, who they consider prime suspect in the death of Bea Daleon in 2012.
"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

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