15 Feb '11, 11am

S.Korean 'killed wife, stored body for 12 years'

SEOUL - A MIDDLE-AGED South Korean man has been arrested 12 years after allegedly killing his wife and storing her body in a large cardboard box at his daughter's home, police said on Tuesday. The 20-year-old daughter called police on Saturday after finding a woman's body inside a box wrapped in 10 layers of plastic at her home in Seoul's Yongsan district. Fingerprints showed it was her mother. The suspect, identified only as Lee, 51, was found at Bucheon in the south-west of the capital and is being investigated for murder, Yonhap news agency quoted investigators as saying. Lee told reporters he and his wife had argued about moving home and other matters. 'I kept the body because I was sorry to my dead wife and daughter. I wanted to keep the body forever,' he was quoted as saying. Lee is suspected of stabbing his wife, who was 39 at the time, at their home in June 1999, p...

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