Korean writer found dead with gunshot wound in Antipolo

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 11:35 PM June 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A Korean writer was found dead with a gunshot wound in the head on Sunday morning in Antipolo, Rizal.

A report from Antipolo police identified the victim as Joo Yeong-wook, 58.


Police found the victim’s body along Taktak Road in Barangay Dela Paz at around 7:15 a.m.

Police said Joo’s hands were tied with duct tape and was shot in the forehead.


A report from The Korea Times on Friday stated that the writer arrived in the Philippines on June 14 for a tour and was supposed to return to Korea on Tuesday.

Police said they will conduct further investigation on the incident. (Editor: Eden Estopace/Mike U. Frialde)

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