Article from Yonhap News:
Body found in Suncheon, DNA Testing and fingerprints confirm it is the body of Yoo Byeong-eon.
Suncheon Police discover Saviorist Sect related materials and other belongings at the site.
Last month on the 12th in a plum orchard in Suncheon, Jeonnam (South Jeolla Province), the body of Yoo Byeong-eon, former chairman of the Semo Group, was discovered and confirmed by police on the 22nd.
Police have confirmed the identity of the body through DNA testing and fingerprinting.
Suncheon Police Chief, Woo Hyeong-ho in a press conference at the police station stated that last month on the evening of the 21st, the police tested the DNA of the body found in Suncheon. During that time they became aware through word of mouth the results from the National Forensic Service. It was then certain that the DNA belonged to Yoo Byeong-eon.
Also, the fingerprint from the forefinger of the body also has also been confirmed as belonging to Yoo.
Based on the confirmation that the body belongs to Yoo, it has been presented as circumstantial evidence in the case [against him].
According to the explanation given by police, at the scene of the crime an empty bottle of ASA Squalene manufactured by Hankuk Pharmaceuticals. There was also a cloth bag with writing inside that says, “dream-like love,” which is the name of a book written by Yoo himself.
Police also reported that the parka on the body was a high-end Italian product by designer Loro Piana, and on the body’s feet were brand-name Washiba shoes.
Also found were rectangular reading glasses, and wrapped up inside a sweater a folded up burlap bag. The bag is assumed to have been manufactured in Seoul.
Regarding fingerprinting, police say that severe decomposition of the body could make identifying fingerprints difficult. Due to this, after the body was placed into a cooler, a heating method was used as part of a three step process to help identify fingerprints. A fingerprint from the right forefinger was confirmed to be that of Yoo.
All of this has been passed along by the police, as well as results found by the National Forensic Service, and fluids from the site in Songchijae confirmed to be matching DNA found at Yoo’s office.
To further confirm this conclusion, investigators compared the paternal Y chromosome and the maternal X chromosome (mitochondrial DNA analysis) with a brother sharing the same parents.
“Given this kind of circumstantial evidence and looking at the National Forensic Service’s test results, the body can be understood to be that of Yoo Byeong-eon,” said Chief Woo
Police have been searching for Yoo, presumed to be in hiding, by blocking off areas within the region to prevent escape. Checkpoints had been set up in Hakgu Samgeori and 4 other locations, including Songchijae in which checkpoints were set up 55 times and 8,116 personnel were utilized for a thorough manhunt.
Police also searched the area around Sanchijae, including a real estate agency and other places with ties to the Salvation Sect, 143 locations in all, but could not locate the former chairman Yoo Byeong-eon.
Chief Woo stated, “With National Forensic Service’s detailed results followed by similar test results as a basis, when the autopsy is complete, we can understand the cause of death more clearly. We plan to continue to investigate the events before death, and ascertain whether there was physical force from another person, or if there was any involvement of another person. We will make sure there is not any room for suspicion and that the investigation is transparent.
Comments from Naver:
There is a high chance that this was fabricated. Do not try to fool people.
ukei****: [Responding to above]
Then you are claiming this was fabricated by the opposition party, not the government, right? The police and government got a heavy blow because they couldn’t capture him alive and today they are supposed to release investigation results for Kim Hyeong-sik’s case. Are you trying to say the government is fabricating this to make it unfavorable to themselves but favorable to the opposition party before elections? Ke ke ke ke ke ke ke ke. It’s like you are claiming Hong Myung-bo will be coaching Real Madrid.
gyki****: [Responding to kmj4****]
Well…I majored in politics and worked in journalism. People who have worked in this field would know how much of an absurd fiction these conspiracy theories – even doubting the National Forensic Service – sound like. There has to be a limit to criticisms and checks. I’m rather suspicious of who might be behind these anti-government comments that are quickly voted up.
You guys are the true CSIs who can get fingerprints from a skeleton. [Sarcasm]
동탁삼대: [Responding to above]
Hey, those kids who keep asking how you can get fingerprints from a skeleton… It wasn’t literally a skeleton. Its decomposition had progressed about 80%. The police said, “severe decomposition of the body can make identifying fingerprints difficult. Due to this, after the body was placed into a cooler, a heating method was used as part of a three step process to help identify fingerprints. A fingerprint from the right forefinger was confirmed to be that of Yoo.”. Didn’t you read the article? Ke ke ke ke ke. Do you guys even read the article before leaving comments? Ke ke ke ke.
Sigh, fucking Republic of Korea.
Those people who keep producing conspiracy theories seem pathologically delusional. But I can understand them considering how poorly the authorities have managed their job. Frustrating.
It’s confusing so let me set things straight. They found a severely decomposed body who seemed like a homeless person. He was wearing winter clothes. In his bag discovered with him, there were a soju bottle, a makgeoli bottle, Squalene pills he was known to enjoy and his own autobiography. They found his body in June 13th near a plum orchard close to his cottage. They managed to get fingerprints from the body that was 80% decomposed for 40 days. They did DNA tests using his femoral bone. Coincidentally, it was released on the last day for legislation notice of health insurance privatization and the National Forensic Service confirmed the body is indeed Yoo Byeong-eon after 7 o’clock? Do not kill the Sewol victims twice.
manz****: [Responding to above]
Ah~ Since today is the last day for legislation notice of health insurance privatization, Yoo Byeong-eon’s case must have been fabricated?? Ah~ then the government put terminal cancer cells in celebrity Yoo Chae-young’s body at the right time so that they could release articles about her today?? Ah~ today Ryu Hyun-jin pitched well losing only 2 runs until the 7th inning. The government might have visited him and given him a hormone injection? Ah~ Lee Yeol-eum of the drama High School King of Savvy cried in a press conference. The government might have asked her to cry?? It must be convenient for lefty zombies to live in this world. Because they can twist everything to fit their agenda, ke ke ke ke ke.
He is probably watching Ryu Hyun-jin’s baseball game while eating lamb skewers and drinking Tsingtao beer in China.
There is no better comedy than this… Am I truly living in the 21st century…
Tomorrow’s news: Yoo Byeong-eon’s shocking revival.
Yoo Byeong-eon: *pleased*
The remains were found a month ago but why did they suddenly check its fingerprints this morning? Ke ke ke ke ke.