No Progress in Dismembered Korean Murder Case

By Jung Min-ho

A Korean man was found dead and dismembered in an apparent homicide in Cambodia five months ago but the investigation has made little progress, according to the Korean Embassy in Phnom Penh Saturday.

The embassy said the person, only identified by his last name Park, 59, was found dead at a garbage dump on the outskirts of the city on Nov. 28 after he went out with $60,000 cash for a business deal on Nov. 13.

When police found his body, the lower half was missing, which his family found six days later at the dump.

After an autopsy, Korea’s National Forensic Service concluded Park was choked to death.

Korean Ambassador to Cambodia Oh Nak-young urged Cambodian authorities to investigate the case thoroughly, but police have not been able to identify the primary suspect.

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