South Korea: Body of Fugitive Sewol Ferry Owner Found

Seoul, July 22 (QNA) - South Korean Police said Tuesday that they have found the body of a fugitive tycoon wanted over April's ferry sinking that left more than 300 people dead or missing.

The body, discovered on June 12 in a plum field in the southern city of Suncheon, about 415 kilometers south of Seoul, belongs to Yoo Byung-eun, the 73-year-old billionaire who owns Chonghaejin Marine Co. which operates ferry Sewol, they said.

"DNA samples taken from the badly decomposed body exactly matched those of Yoo," Woo Hyung-ho, chief of police agency in Sucheon, about 300 kilometers south of Seoul, told a televised press briefing.

"A print taken from the body's right index finger also has been confirmed," (Yonhap) quoted Woo as saying. (QNA)


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QNA 0545 GMT 2014/07/22




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