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  •   Home > News > National > Lower North Island

    A former cult member living in Palmerston North is wanted in Australia for allegedly murdering her toddler

    A former cult member living in Palmerston North is wanted in Australia for allegedly murdering her toddler


    New Zealander Ellen Craig appeared by video link to Palmerston North District Court today, where Australian authorities were granted leave to extradite her.

    She has fifteen days to appeal.

    Craig was arrested last November after a joint operation between New Zealand and New South Wales police.

    Open Justice reporter Jeremy Wilkinson says police got a tip-off her two-year-old daughter Tillie Craig had been murdered 35 years ago, while they were living as part of the Ministry of God cult.

    He says after that, Ellen moved back to New Zealand and started working at Women's Refuge in Palmerston North.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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