Seoul police have said that they found Mayor Park Won-soon’s body near the location where he had last used his cell phone. A frantic night-time search had been launched after his daughter reported him missing.
Police said in the early hours of Friday local time that they had located Park Won-soon’s body in Sungbuk-dong, a district in northern Seoul, the last location his cell phone had registered before being turned off. Park’s body was found in the hills, near a traditional restaurant and banquet hall.
A major police search operation lasting around seven hours had focused on that area. Police gave no information on a possible cause of death, but did say that they had found no initial indications of foul play.
His daughter had raised the alarm with police earlier in the day, saying that her father had left a “will-like” message and left the house without returning.
Later Friday, the Seoul government gave more details of Park’s final written note.