İrem UZUN -TDO- The mayor of the South Korean capital Seoul has been found dead in the cities mountains, hours after he was reported missing and police launched a massive operation to find him. Park Won-soon was reported missing by his daughter, according to a police official with knowledge of the case.
The body of Park Won-soon was found at Mt Bugak in northern Seoul around midnight local time, near where his phone signal had last been detected, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said. It did not give a cause of death. There was no sign of foul play although a detailed investigation would be needed, police official Choi Ik-soo told reporters at a televised briefing at the scene
“He had left home four to five hours ago after leaving words like a will, with his phone currently off,” read the report filed by Parks’ daughter. The officials at the local government headed by Park said the mayor “did not show up for work during the day because of health issues”. An ex-official from Park’s office is reported to have filed a criminal complaint against him. Police is yet to make details public about the case.