Reported by CNN and AFP, Friday (07/10/2020) After reported missing on Thursday afternoon local time, nearly 600 police officers and firefighters were deployed to track the whereabouts of the Park. In addition, 3 sniffer dogs were also mobilized to find the Mayor.
The body of the Park was later found in the mountains north of the city after 7 hours of searching. This was revealed by the Seoul Police.
Officers had previously explored Waryong Park, the place where Park was captured by CCTV on Thursday afternoon around 10:55 local time. Police said Park’s cellphone was last detected in Seoul Seongbuk-gu, near his official home in Jongno-gu.
Park was found missing on Thursday afternoon. Princess Park revealed that her father could not be contacted for several hours. He left a message that sounded like last words and his cellphone could not be reached.
The 64-year-old man is known to have served as mayor of Seoul since 2011. He is seen as a potential presidential candidate for liberals in the upcoming South Korean presidential election in 2022.
Park is known to have a background that is almost the same as President Moon Jae-in. He was known as an activist when he was a student in the South Korean military dictatorship. Then he became a lawyer who defended human rights.
Park was expelled from Seoul National University in 1975, for taking part in a public meeting against President Park Chung-hee who was then serving. He was then jailed for 4 years.
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