Ex-Army gen­eral un­der probe jumps to death

The Korea Times - - NATIONAL - (Yon­hap)

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.

Lee Jae-soo

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