Korean’s death puzzles police


MANILA, Philippines—Police probers are facing a blank wall in their investigation into the death of a Korean man whose decomposing body was found in the water tank of a condominium in Parañaque City.

Before he died, Kim Ji-hun, 38, was caught on a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera running although it was not known if he was chasing or running away from someone. His body was found in the water tank of the condominium in Sucat on Saturday, said Senior Supt. Andrei Felix, Parañaque police chief.

“From the CCTV [camera footage], we can only see him running. If he was running away from someone, the footage doesn’t show [that],” Felix said in a phone interview. He added that the autopsy results showed that the victim had drowned.

“There was no sign of any physical injury… so it’s hard to say if his death was an accident or if there was foul play,” he said. The police, however, have yet to determine how the Korean ended up inside the water tank.

“If it was an accident, how was he able to [get into] the water tank?” Felix said, adding that the police were interviewing the condominium’s staff. He added that the relatives of the Korean had arrived in Manila and met police investigators together with a Korean Embassy official.—Niña P. Calleja

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  • Matt Lee

    Already giving up? Did you run a toxicology exam on the body? What did the results say? It wouldn’t be far fetched if the victim was high on something like bath salts and felt like he was burning up so he forced his way into the water tank and then accidentally drowned.

  • Mamang Pulis

    found dead inside the condominium water tank?….ano na kaya amoy ng tubig nun sa gripo?

  • M C

    People staying in that condominium should begin to sell their units and leave the place. It can not provide safety to its tenants. Even if somebody is after the Korean if the condominium security is tight, they could not have entered the premises and drowned the guy. The reporter should include the name of the condominium in its reports. This is the height of stupidity and lack of journalism training.

  • wawa2172

    Wow, sarap siguro nang tubig lasang calcium huh. Well, maybe the Korean is from the south and he is being chased by invisible Koreans from the North. Another black eye to the Philippine tourism with another dead tourist. The tourism ads should be replaced with “More Death in the Philippines” and its no longer fun.

    • m1600


    • David Millon

      More fun dying in the Philippines? lets get kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf, its more fun! which slogan…

  • regd

    E siyempre tago siya sa tangke nahuli siguro ng lover nya na may katalik na iba.

  • WeAry_Bat

    Copy cat of same incident in US where woman was found in a water tank.

  • terrorist kirams

    pinoy supporting KIRAMS = TERRORIST
    fleeing pinoys = PITY
    CHINA is the best

  • mfdo

    even if they have all information, the Philippines Finest will be puzzled, as to why they should solve the case .. ah, come on .. get real !!!!!!!!

  • David Millon

    the best filupinos can do – being puzzled – blank out

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