The Korean police announced on the 19th that they identified a man in his 50s as a suspect in an unsolved case where 10 women were killed in Hwaseong near Seoul in 1986-91. As a result of appraising the DNA found in the field with the latest technology, it is said that it matched the DNA of a man in custody in another case. The case was in effect in 2006, and it is said that the crime cannot be questioned.
In the incident, 10 women in their 10s and 70s were murdered with brutal tricks, and the Korean society was shaken. An extraordinary large-scale investigation that invested about 2 million investigators was conducted, but entered the labyrinth without being able to identify the criminal, and was said to be “the worst unsolved case ever.” The incident was the subject of the Korean movie “Remembrance of Murder” (Director Pong Jun-ho) in 2003 and was a hit in Japan.
The police have been investigating even after the time of prosecution as a social impact. The head of the headquarters of the investigation headquartered on the 19th said that he was unable to resolve the incident for a long time and expressed sincere condolences to the victims and bereaved families. (Seoul = Takeda)