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Published : 2014-01-24 20:24
Updated : 2014-01-24 20:24

A body part of a woman believed to have been murdered was found in a reservoir in Naju, South Jeolla Province, Thursday.

The discovery came after a local taxi driver identified by the surname Jeong revealed he had killed a woman and then set himself on fire Thursday night. He’s now in critical condition.

According to the police, the 48-year-old suspect told his grandmother that he had killed and buried the woman’s body before apparently committing suicide.

Jeong, who was recently divorced, reportedly met and drank with the victim at a restaurant in Gwangju Thursday evening.

The police found a pool of blood in the backseat of Jeong’s taxi. An investigation into the suspect’s motives is underway.

(sys@heraldcorp.com)

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