Incheon Dismemberment Murder: Woman Killed Man For the Money

Police have made an arrest in the shocking murder-dismemberment case of a body found with no legs in Incheon. The culprit appears to be a woman who killed for money which she used to buy jewelry. koreaBANG also has a translation of the first coverage of the case, when the police assumed the victim might be a migrant worker.

Article from eDaily:

murder for money

A woman who lured and killed a man in his 50s to buy jewelry was sent to the prosecution.

On June 10th, Namdong Police department in Incheon said they sent the suspect of a torso murder case that took place last month to the prosecution.

She planned to commit the crime to make money for jewelry. She lured the victim, whom she got to know through online chatting, to a motel in Paju and murdered and mutilated him.

She stabbed his neck, chest and other body parts with a 30-cm-long knife she’d brought with her. After the murder, she bought an electric saw to cut his legs off. She disposed his two legs covered with plastic sheeting in an agricultural waterway in Paju. She also abandoned his body in an alley in Namdong industrial complex in Incheon.

On the next day, she took his wallet and bought bracelets, rings, etc. at a jewelry shop in Ilsan using his credit card.

On May 31st, a corpse was found and the police started investigating. They arrested her after finding her car caught on CCTV near where the corpse was found.

She didn’t have a job and she had no serious criminal record. She claimed that she killed him accidentally to protect herself from being raped by him. However, her statement turned out to be false after the police found that she bought jewelry with his card.

Based on CCTV in the motel, the police have reached a conclusion that there’s no accomplice involved.

Comments from Naver:


Wah…What a brutal bitch..I’m speechless..


Wah..I’m wondering how that bitch grew up and in what kind of environment she was living. It makes me shiver. Judges should never let such a bitch back to society. Imagine she is living next to you, and I’m talking to you, judge.


Wah, she ended up buying jewelry after the murder. I’m more shocked by that.


Isn’t she a psyco? She killed and mutilated a man stronger than her. Murdering someone to buy expensive accessories? She is a real psycho. Psychos exist among females, too.


What a… Execute her.


They hide the murderer’s face while exposing the policewomen. They care about the murderer’s human rights. I hate human rights activists whenever I see this kind of picture.


She is not even a human, tsk tsk. Did they assign policewomen to take her considering that thing is a woman?


A whoring bitch who had no job was driving an expensive foreign car. Maybe this wasn’t her first time. If the police press on her, they will find more skulls buried by her.


Too cruel. No mercy just because she’s a woman. She should be sentenced to death. Such a person will commit crimes again if she comes back to society after doing her jail term for a few years.


It is like what you would see from a Japanese horror movie~

Article from Yonhap News:

A corpse with its legs cut off has been discovered in a bag in Incheon

A male corpse with its legs cut off was found inside luggage in an alley in Incheon, the police are investigating.

According to Namdong police in Incheon, the male corpse, covered with plastic sheeting, was found at around 8:00 a.m. near an industrial complex in Namdong-gu. He is thought to be around thirty years of age.

A 39-year-old worker passing the complex called the police, saying, “I found a dumped bag. When I opened it I saw a person’s head and something blood-like.”

A policemen involved in the case said, “He is presumed to be a foreigner but it is unclear due to the level of decomposition shown by the body,” and “No murder weapon or forensic traces have been found. We’re working on how it happened by checking nearby CCTV.”

The police have been investigating the crime scene while taking fingerprints from the dead to figure out his identity.

Comments from Daum:

Dangerous foreign workers are making Korean women feel unsafe walking at night.


Incheon has been dominated by Chinese for a long time, just like Jeju now.


My company is located at the southeastern industrial complex in Incheon. Even Korean men are afraid of walking in that area at night due to ghostly foreign workers. During daytime, the area becomes lively with the workers, but at night there are a bunch of vampires who are crazy for satisfying their sexual drives, staring at Korean women with their sleazy eyes. The whole street at night looks like the “Savannah” itself. A grass field across the complex is full of drunken foreign workers, contaminating my beautiful country.


It reminds me of Wu Yuan-chun, convicted of a kidnap-rape-murder in Suwon. The problems with foreign workers are becoming a global issue, and it is more serious that our government does nothing to deal with them.


Almost 99% of dreadful crimes in Incheon are by Joseonjok, aren’t they?


I had no prejudice against foreign workers but now I am because of reverse discriminatory policies by the Korean government. Get their fingerprints at the immigration, make them keep their passports at all times, and stop having foreigner-only prisons. By doing so, both local citizens and good foreigners will be protected.


The entire country is turning into Gotham city. Batman was defeated by Joker, which means citizens have to find a way to survive by themselves.


Incheon, Ansan, Hwaseong, Suwon, and freaking Gyeongsang-do..They should limit the number of population, gather DNA, and implant electronic chips for a location tracing. Hold ‘Hunger game’ annually to raise people’s awareness of social standards.


One rotten person, President Park, spoils the whole country ㅠㅠ


They must be from Southeast Asia, Arab countries, Uzbekistan, or Kazakhstan. There are many alleys around the complex. A foreign worker might have killed him in a nearby residence and dumped him in the complex. As there are lots of CCTVs, only a foreigner, who is hard to track down, should be able to do this nasty thing.


Because former President Roh Mu-hyun abolished the fingerprint registration system, crimes by Chinese and Joseonjok are soaring.


It is horrifying..


Horrible accidents happen almost every day and the people no longer trust the government. Nothing is going well. I can’t believe how the government has come to this just for one year. Even adverts are laughing about the current situation of Korea. Let’s eat chicken~~ [A chicken is pronounced as ‘dak’ in Korean, which sounds similar with Park, South Korean President.]


The problems with foreign workers in Korea are a lot worse than those in other countries as Korea with no standards imports any low-level beggars from developing countries.


This is insane..


Find Yoo Byeung-eon, the leader of Saviorist, instead!


Chinese, Southeast Asians, and Former President Roh Mu-hyun who abolished the fingerprint registration system. Kick them all out!

V For Vendetta:

Say no to multiculturalism! Additional punishment for crimes by foreigners and broadcast all crimes by them clearly without sweeping them under the rug!!


No hope for Incheon and Ansan..

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  • Daniel Russell

    Fantastic. More paranoid xenophobic “Korea was so beautiful before the foreigners” crap.” And it turns out it was a Korean woman! Who did it for greed!!

    • mr.wiener

      And after the final revelation, what did anyone learn from this?

      *sound of crickets chirping*

    • lineart

      Mongols, China, Japan, America…it’s only ever been foreigners who made anything out of that dump.Koreans live in a permanent state of denial and some misplaced “IM A VICTIM FOREVA111” sense of pride. Xenophobia is just the start.

  • bang2tang

    sounds like japanese gore movie

  • [email protected]

    Those comments are GOLDEN. The *woman* is Korean, not the victim (who turned out to be a foreign worker)!

    Go xenophobia! LOL

    • 금정산

      Don’t be so quick to judge.

      To be accurate, only the second comment section appears xenophobic. I assume this is the koreaBANG translation of the “first coverage” of the case. At this time, the police (wrongfully) assumed and reported the killer was a foreigner and these comments were made under that conception.

      What REALLY is the problem is the police had jumped to the conclusion that the killer was also a foreigner and reported the crime as such.

      • Sillian

        The police made an unnecessary presumption but they did say they weren’t sure.

        I generally find Daum comments more extreme than Naver comments.

        • 금정산

          It’s a problem for the police publicly said they “weren’t sure”. They could have said “we are unable to determine facts concerning the background of the murderer”. What evidence did they have to think it “might be a migrant worker”?

          • Boris

            To some, saying the latter seems imcompetent.

      • Insomnicide

        But still, Daum is large mainstream website and the top comments on this story are all ridiculous.

        • 금정산

          I imagine the top Daum comments reflect the reporting of this story.

          • Insomnicide

            “Incheon, Ansan, Hwaseong, Suwon, and freaking Gyeongsang-do..They should limit the number of population, gather DNA, and implant electronic chips for a location tracing. Hold ‘Hunger game’ annually to raise people’s awareness of social standards.”

            How do you explain this one…

          • 금정산

            The story which reports the police suspect the murderer is a foreigner.

          • Sillian

            Incheon, Ansan, Hwaseong and Suwon are the cities known as home to migrant workers, while Gyeongsang-do is a whole province. Some netizens always make extreme comments about Jeolla or Gyeongsang people.They wouldn’t stop and be nice to migrant workers when they are always insulting other Koreans.

          • You’re acting like their comments would have been justified if only it truly were a foreigner who committed the crime. Even if a foreigner did commit the crime, that would not redeem their comments whatsoever. Their sin isn’t in believing a foreigner committed the crime, but in how they chose to respond to such a report. One person committing a crime is never an excuse to demonize an entire class of people.

          • 금정산

            [You’re acting like their comments would have been justified if only it truly were a foreigner who committed the crime. ]

            What gave you that impression? I’m not sure why you think this.

          • Insomnicide: “But still, Daum is large mainstream website and the top comments on this story are all ridiculous.”

            You: “I imagine the top Daum comments reflect the reporting of this story.”

            The top Daum comments reflect xenophobia, not the reporting of the story. The fact that the story reported a foreign perpetrator does not “explain” those comments.

          • 금정산

            The media will report a story in a manner to appeal to people’s existing beliefs and perceptions. Knowing these regions have racial tension, the media reported the story as a racial crime. The comments appear xenophobic and I suspect the reporting of the story was done in a manner to insight tension. I’m willing to take a bet on that.

          • 금정산
          • holdingrabbits


        • Arendelle

          Daum is second most popular web portal but it is far smaller than Naver. I think I haven’t ever met young people who has Daum account. The website also shows bold left winged feature while Naver has even features of both political sides. I would have to say when I see news comments, some of the top comments seem too extreme and abnormal, even other left wingers admit the feelings.

          However, in aspect of opposing multiculturalism, Daum and Naver (or probably the overall climate of the Korean Internet) share the same stance. I believe the top rated comments would say similar context even in Naver, though there would be a number of comments rectifying that the culprit is Korean.

      • The only reason only the second comment section “appears” (translation: is) xenophobic is because the first comment section was about an article that made it clear that the perpetrator is Korean. Even the staunchest xenophobe would find that an inconvenient scenario to spew xenophobia.

        • 금정산

          I was saying the first comment section isn’t xenophobic; the second section appears to be so (can’t say it is because not all the comments are like that).

  • Science Patrol

    There must be easier ways to make money.

  • Amanda

    The amount of xenophobia in these comments are too damn high!

  • Daniel James Ward

    The sheer number of racist comments in this thread are beyond belief.

    • Chucky3176

      What’s not to believe? You’re telling me the Americans don’t say similar things anonymously about the Mexican migrants?

      • Daniel James Ward

        Well, first of all, I’m from the U.K. Secondly I believe in a liberal immigration system. Thirdly, I don’t stigmatize foreigners as being more likely to commit crime.

        So yes, it’s very difficult to believe and accept the sheer intolerance that’s being exhibited here.

        • Chucky3176

          I didn’t accuse you, other then act as if these types of comments don’t happen in the UK. You said “unbelievable”, so I construed that as if this was unique event that is particularly only true to Korea.

          • mr.wiener

            Dicks everywhere dude, it’s not like anyone has the monopoly on it.

        • Boris

          Check the comments section in Yahoo UK concerning Asians (especially Pakistani people or people of that decent), Muslims or immigrants commiting crimes and see the comments with the highest upvotes as well as glance through the comments. It will be something similar to above.

        • sonya

          why do you believe in liberal immigration system? do you think its ok for criminals of any part of the world should live in your country?? and have the same rights as you?? fuck you liberals!

          • Daniel James Ward

            If you read the article. The murderer, the person who killed – was Korean.

            The victim was a migrant worker.

            I think that criminals have got to live somewhere. That’s why we have prisons, police, and a justice system.

            I also think, if we start deporting people because of one persons crime – then it should be tit for tat.

            Should the U.S.A and Canada deport its Korean population because of tax evasion?

            I said I believed in a liberal immigration system, I never said I was liberal.

            Your post is so full of generalisations and assumptions that I guess you were having an off day.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    I hope the dude got at least one final blow.

    • Boris

      Doubt it.

  • Boris

    Thought of the movie ‘Audition’ for some reason.

    The second section is the first report of the incident, which the police reported it was a foreigner. As much as people here might want to condemn them, just go on Yahoo and see how many racist comments are left and upvoted by people if similar such news occurs. It does make the comments look amusing since it turned out to be a Korean woman killing a man (who may be foreign).

    • Chucky3176

      The dude was a Korean, as it turned out later. It was a Korean on Korean crime. I don’t know why the police thought the body was a foreigner’s.

      • Boris

        Shoddy policing?

        • chucky3176

          Well to be fair to the police, they did say they weren’t sure.
          In that case, it’s the media’s fault again for not reporting it right.

          • Boris

            I’m going to echo words from another poster:

            ‘It’s a problem for the police publicly said they “weren’t sure”. They could have said “we are unable to determine facts concerning the background of the murderer”. What evidence did they have to think it “might be a migrant worker”?’

            They should have said they are still investigating rather than say it may be a foreigner when they are not sure themselves.

      • mr.wiener

        He was too short?

        • Boris

          He had a giant wang and the lady hadn’t had any beautification enchanement surgery. So that is why they thought they were foreigners.

          Just hitting up the sterotypes.

  • Insomnicide

    The difference between Naver and Daum.

  • Patricks

    Pretty sure the finger print system hasn’t been abolished. Everyone has to do that now at the immigration office and even when entering the country at the airport.

    • Chucky3176

      finger print system was only came into effect in 2010. Lot of migrant workers from Asia who are illegals that entered Korea before that time period and never left, would be out of the loop.

  • KCdude

    Oh, dear.

  • bultak23

    he was just a foreigner so who cares, right? wow, what pos [email protected] comments from daum. the killer was korean and all they can do is harp on foreigners.

  • grhacee06

    This is what i saw from the news.

  • Guy Forget

    Don’t you just love all these white people and other non-koreans posting on Korean society, judging Korea and Koreans as xenophobic and racist? First off, Korea is not America. Go fix your own racism problems first before judging another country that you are a GUEST in. Koreans have the right to defend their country against illegals and deceitful migrant workers. It’s not just migrant workers being mistreated or unfairly treated, but many migrant workers actually cheat the system, disrespect Korea and Korean culture and society by engaging in all sorts of illegal and shady businesses and practices. It’s a known fact that in many developed western countries, most of the crime is being committed by foreigners/non-ethnic peoples. Look at the stats in Sweden, Norway, UK, France, Germany, Scotland, Australia, and a growing number more in Italy, Spain, Finland, Belgium and more. Foreigners/migrant workers are grossly over represented in crime statistics per capita. It’s no surprise the same thing is going down in Korea. This is the harsh reality of wanting to become a developed nation. You have to hire poor migrant laborers as a result of being a prosperous nation, and thus open the doors to a multicultural, multi-ethnic society and with it will come all the pains of racial and cultural issues and foreign crime, along with sprawling ethnic ghettos and enclaves slowing overtaking what were once korean towns, neighborhoods, cities, and provinces. So on the one hand, it’s Korea’s fault for wanting to be so rich. On the other hand, foreigner/migrant crime statistics indeed is a growing problem and Korea needs to crackdown and deport the illegals and the criminals.

    • Jahar

      That was long and boring.

    • tina

      I agree guy, anywhere in the world whenever there’s illegals and tons of garbage from shithole countries, there’s always crimes. but those bleeding heart liberals want to support the open immigration system. liberalism is a mental disorder.

  • Mighty曹

    Is this a Park Chan-wook movie?

    • tina


  • Gina Arauz

    I know this is old, but it’s DISGUSTING seeing the comments from ignorant hateful Koreans that only got the “he may be foreign” part before realizing he was killed by one of their own. How pathetic. People like THIS give the country the reputation it has for prejudice. Nationality doesn’t mean a thing about your actions or character.

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