Body of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon Found in Park|南韓首爾市長朴元淳 失聯後已尋獲遺體

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has been found dead in a park after a seven-hour search. While Police are still investigating cause of death, his unpopular real estate policies and allegations of sexual misconduct are being speculated as reasons.


Our administrative team will continue implementing Mayor Park Won-soon's public safety and social welfare policies seamlessly.

On the morning of the 10th, Seoul Acting Mayor Seo Jung-hyup expressed his condolences to Mayor Park Won-soon's family and asked Seoul residents to rest assured that Park's policies would remain in place. The next mayor election will be held on Apr. 7, 2021.

Park's daughter reported him missing around 5 p.m. on the 9th, saying he said some last word-sounding things around noon. He was unreachable after that. Police launched a wide-scale search and found his body in a park on the morning of the 10th.

Police conducted a large-scale, 7-hour search and found his body at 12:01 a.m. on July 10 on Bukak Mountain in Seongbuk-gu District.

Park was 64 and a social justice activist and human rights lawyer. He was elected mayor in 2011 and was the longest-serving mayor in Seoul history. Before his death, Park was regarded as a possible 2022 presidential candidate. His unpopular real estate policies as well as a secretary's recent accusations of sexual harassment could be reasons why he may have killed himself.

Further investigation is needed. We have not found any signs of foul play at this time. Police will follow proper procedure for investigating death-of-unnatural-causes cases.
 
Police are still investigating cause of death. Park is the first Seoul mayor to die in office. The city government will hold a five-day municipal funeral starting on the 13th.
 
 
 
首爾代理市長徐政協(音譯)表示,「首爾市政府行政團隊,會持續無縫接軌,推動朴元淳市長安全與社福優先的理念。」
 
證實首爾市長朴元淳輕生後,依法由第一副市長徐政協代理市長職務,10日上午他出面除了表達哀悼之外,也請首爾市民安心,市政會照已故朴元淳的政策來推動,直到2021年4月7日舉行首爾市長補選為止。
 
首爾警方是在9日下午五點多接獲朴元淳女兒報案,說他在中午左右交代了幾句像遺言的話後失聯。警方隨即展開大規模搜索,當地時間10日凌晨左右,在城北區的臥龍公園附近找到朴元淳,不過已經身亡。
 
首爾首都警察局官員崔義守Choi Ik-soo(音譯)表示,「警方進行了約7小時的大規模搜索,大約在7月10日凌晨0點01分時,他的屍體在城北區北岳山城墎路附近被發現。」
 
現年64歲的朴元淳,是自由派社運人士和民權律師出身,2011年補選首度坐上首都市長寶座。他是目前任期最久的首爾市長,也被認為有機會角逐2022年南韓總統的人選之一;不過近期因為不動產政策業務感到壓力,再加上秘書室女員工8日才剛指控他利用職務進行性騷擾,讓外界推測可能是他輕生的原因。
 
崔義守(音譯)指出,「這將需要詳細的調查,但目前為止沒有他人犯案的跡象,警方將根據適當的程序,對不自然死亡案件進行深入調查。」
 
不過詳細死亡原因,仍待警方進一步調查,目前朴元淳遺體被安置在首爾大學醫院,由於這是首次首爾市長在職期間身亡,首爾市政府決定為他舉行首爾特別市葬,葬禮為期五天,民眾可以前來弔唁,告別式預計13日舉行。
 

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