Ex-Army general under probe jumps to death
An Army general under a prosecution investigation on illegal surveillance charges jumped off a building in an apparent suicide, police said Friday.
Lee Jae-soo, former chief of the Defense Security Command (DSC), the military intelligence unit, appeared to have thrown himself off a building located in the eastern Seoul district of Songpa at 2:48 p.m., police said.
A suicide note was found at the scene. Lee’s body has been transferred to a hospital morgue.
Lee, 60, was being probed by the prosecution over his alleged involvement in the illegal surveillance of bereaved family members of victims from a 2014 deadly ferry sinking that took more than 300 lives.
Lee avoided pre-indictment detention Tuesday as the court turned down a prosecution’s request for his arrest warrant.