A FAMILY who have found bodies in cases won in a Storage Wars-style auction have admitted they don’t know how many there are.
The grim discovery came as they began sifting through the contents of an abandoned storage unit they bought at auction last week.
Buyers are not permitted to inspect the contents prior to bidding on any unit.
Police arrived at her home around lunchtime on Thursday after being called by shocked shoppers when neighbors reported a foul odor coming from the house.
The officers have started a murder investigation and are now supposed to hunt down a serial killer.
A close family member has admitted they have no idea how many bodies are in the case, reports the New Zealand Herald.
The man – who is an immediate family member – said his relatives are “fine” but have fled their home after becoming the center of attention.
When asked how many bodies were found in the suitcase, the man said his family members did not know.
“I can not answer that. I wouldn’t have a clue anyway. No, I don’t think they know either. I don’t think so,” he said.
“As we have said, the residents of the address are not involved in the incident,” said Detective Inspector Tofilau Faamanuia Vaaelua.
“Our priority remains to confirm the identification of the deceased and the results of further investigation and testing are pending.
“However, the nature of this discovery means that this is a complex investigation – and it will take time.”
Witnesses reported seeing three hearses outside the home Thursday night as police cordoned off the property and removed the remains.
A neighbor said there was a noticeable stench coming from the house – and suspected the bodies had been “dismembered”.
They said, “Whatever happened… [they] must have been dismembered carrying the bodies into the hearse.
“It was a short walk to get the remains into the hearse.
“I could smell it here. I thought it was a dead cat or something.
“They brought it back on a trailer. How could they not absorb the smell?
“I knew that because I’m a hog hunter and when carcasses go bad it’s the same smell. So I thought it was a dead animal.”
Another neighbor, Shelton Honana, told Newshub: “I feel sorry for the family because they have nothing to do with it.
“Whoever did it… first. It’s a little unfair, brother. It’s awful, bloody scary.”
The boss of storage unit company Safe Store Ltd confirmed the company is cooperating with the police in the grisly investigation.
“We won’t say anything because the police are investigating and we are cooperating with the police,” the director said.
A cordon was put in place around the home over the weekend while forensic investigators searched the crime scene.
An autopsy is now being carried out on the remains.
Businesses often auction abandoned units to recoup some of the unpaid rent — a practice that even inspired the US TV show Storage Wars.
Set in California, the series has been running for more than a decade starting in 2010 – with the newest series in 2021.
Storerooms are auctioned off if the rent has not been paid for three months.
Buyers can only view the contents for five minutes – but they are not allowed to enter the warehouse or open crates.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6016195/family-dont-know-how-many-bodies-stuffed-cases-storage/ A horrified family “don’t know how many bodies” are stuffed into crates they bought at a Storage Wars-style auction