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Mayor of Seoul found dead, suicide expected

Longtime Seoul city mayor Park Won-soon was found dead, police said on Friday.

Earlier in the day, Park’s daughter reported him missing, saying that his phone was off and that he had left a message “like a will”.

Police said that his body was found at Mt Bugak in northern Seoul around midnight, near where his phone signal had last been detected. It did not give a cause of death, but said an investigation was under way after a criminal complaint had been lodged against him.

Local media said a former secretary of the mayor had filed a complaint on Wednesday over alleged incidents of sexual harassment.

Park had been the mayor of Seoul since 2011. He was one of South Korea’s most influential politicians and played a key role in the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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