Tue. Aug 4th, 2020

Seoul Korea Mayor, Who Was Embroiled In Sexual Harassment Allegations, Found Dead

The mayor of South Korea’s capital was found dead Thursday, ending a massive search a day after one of his secretaries reportedly accused him of sexual harassment, police said.

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, 64, had left a message that his daughter described as sounding like a will and then turned off his phone, authorities said.
A search team involving about 600 police and fire officers, drones and dogs began looking for him in the northern part of the city, where his phone was last detected, according to police. His body was found seven hours later near a restaurant in wooded hills around that area.

The cause of death has not been released. Advertisement

Park’s daughter told authorities Thursday afternoon that her father had left “a will-like” voice message before leaving their home about four or five hours earlier, a police official told The Associated Press. The contents of the message were not immediately known.

The mayor’s shocking death comes a day after a government secretary filed a police report against him describing a series of sexual harassment incidents that allegedly began in 2017, the Seoul-based SBS television network reported. The woman apparently told police that Park had also targeted other female employees over the years, according to SBS.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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