Prosecutors further investigate alleged murders in Pocheon

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Prosecutors further investigate alleged murders in Pocheon

The authorities investigating a 50-year-old suspect surnamed Lee, who allegedly killed her boyfriend and 51-year-old husband, are now trying to focus on whether the husband died of natural causes.

The two bodies were found in a container at Lee’s apartment in Pocheon, Gyeonggi. Both the suspect and her eldest son insisted that the woman’s husband, only identified by his surname Park, died of natural causes.

A Pocheon Police Precinct officer said that they have confirmed that Park had lost contact with his parents and siblings after his second son died in a car accident in 1995 and that he did not even attend his parents’ funerals.

The police also found that Park was still living with Lee and the eldest son at a stock farm in Pocheon until the spring of 2004, when he quit his job and disappeared.

“Lee stated that her husband died of natural causes at home 10 years ago and that she kept the body in a rubber container,” said a police officer. “But we are trying to look for Park’s whereabouts after 2004 because we haven’t ruled out the possibility that Lee killed him, too.”

If Lee and her eldest son’s statements are correct, they will not be punished for keeping Park’s body at the house because the statute of limitations for hiding a corpse expires after seven years.

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