Seoul City’s mayor Park Won Soon was found dead early in the morning of July 10, 2020.
According to police officials, Park Won Soon’s body was found near Sukjeongmun Gate in the Bugaksan Mountain area towards the northern part of Seoul. The discovery of his body came seven hours after his daughter reported him missing, at 5:17 pm KST, July 9.
His body was discovered near Sukjeongmun Gate in the Bugaksan Mountain area early in the morning of July 10, 2020, with two ambulances arriving at the scene at 12:20 am KST. The cause of death has not been announced yet.
Following his disappearance, over 700 police and firefighters set out to search for him, alongside K9 units and drones. If the search were to continue to the morning of July 10, helicopters would also have been involved. Speculation arose to the cause of Park Won Soon’s disappearance, especially after both SBS and MBC aired segments about one of his former secretaries accusing him of sexual harassment.