Mayor of S. Korean capital Seoul found dead

10 July 2020
2020-07-10 12:12

Park Won-soon, mayor of South Korea's capital Seoul, was found dead around Wednesday midnight. Park was found dead in Bugaksan mountain in northern Seoul after a seven-hour massive search. Park's daughter filed the missing report to police at 17:17 local time Thursday.

The mayor left his residence in central Seoul at about 10:44 local time Thursday, wearing black clothes and carrying a black backpack. His mobile phone signal was last detected near a temple in northern Seoul. According to South Korean media, a former secretary of the mayor had accused the mayor of sexual harassment on Wednesday. But the authorities have not confirmed the complaint so far. Park, 64, has been the mayor of the South Korean capital since 2011. He's also been considered as a potential front-runner for the 2022 presidential elections.

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