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Body of missing Seoul mayor found after massive search

Seoul mayor missing, his phone turned off, search underway
Seoul mayor missing, his phone turned off, search underway
Seoul mayor missing, his phone turned off, search underway
Posted at 7:55 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 12:02:36-04

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say the body of the missing mayor of South Korea's capital, Seoul, has been found.

They say Park Won-soon’s body was located in hills in northern Seoul early Friday, more than seven hours after they launched a massive search for him.

Park’s daughter had called police on Thursday afternoon to report him missing, saying he had given her a “will-like” message before leaving home. Police say the daughter didn’t explain the contents of the message.

News reports say one of Park’s secretaries had lodged a complaint with police on Wednesday night over alleged sexual harassment.

An activist and human rights lawyer, Park became the city’s first mayor to be voted into a third term last June. He was also a potential presidential candidate in 2022 polls.