SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean woman abducted a month ago in the Philippines was found dead earlier this week, the foreign ministry here said today.
The woman in her mid-20s, whose identity was withheld, had been missing in the Philippines since early March. She was kidnapped in the Manila area on March 3 while on her way to meet with her friend, according to a foreign ministry official.
The official said that her body was found in the hiding place of the abductors Tuesday night despite our utmost efforts to win her safe release. And that the hiding place was located about an hour car ride north of the capital.
The abduction became known when one of the abductors called the friend she was to meet and demanded a hefty ransom, according to the official.
They made several more ransom demands before the body was found, he said.
The Philippine police arrested one of the abductors Tuesday night and is working to catch the other accomplices, the official said.
Source: Busan eFM News