Seoul mayor Park goes missing, his phone is switched off too, search underway
Seoul : The mayor of South Korean capital Seoul has reportedly been missing with his phone switched off, the police has launched search operations.
The police has started their search for the mayor Park Won-soon at Seoul’s Sungbuk neighborhood where his mobile phone was last traced. They said Park’s mobile phone was currently turned off.
His daughter called the police and registered her complaint that the mayor has been not reachable.
Yonhap news agency reported Park’s daughter told police that her father left “a will-like” message before leaving their home earlier Thursday.
Yonhap said officers, drones and police dogs have been mobilized for Park’s search.
Kim Ji-hyeong, an official from the Seoul Metropolitan Government, has confirmed that Park did not come to work on Thursday of unspecified reasons and had also cancelled all his scheduled meetings for today.
A longtime civic activist and human rights lawyer, Park was elected as Seoul mayor in 2011 and became the city’s first mayor to be voted into a third term in June last year.