Man found dead, locked in his room
A 28-year-old man was found dead in his room at a small apartment block in Seoul yesterday. Neighbors called the police after they found him lying on the floor with his nose and mouth duct-taped, and his hands tied behind his back. The room was locked from the inside, and there were no signs of a break-in, according to police.
They found no suicide note, and there were no signs of beating or any other indication of murder. The man was at home alone and apparently died while neighbors were doing other things with witnesses. They told police that the man, who they believed was called Kim, had an introverted personality and often played his music loudly late at night, but other than that he didn’t seem to have major problems.
Police say that preliminary investigations suggest the man died of asphyxiation, and it may be a case of fan death as they also found an electric fan in the room with him.