South Korean police officials revealed on Saturday that police are investigating a man claiming to be a loving son for keeping his mother’s body in his home for three decades after her death.
The son, who is in his eighth decade and lives in Dongdaemun district, east of Seoul, admitted that he kept what he claims is the body of his mother, who died about 30 years ago, in a rubber barrel on the roof of a building with multiple housing units, according to Yonhap News Agency. Dongdaemun Police Station.
The man reportedly told investigators that he kept his mother’s body for a long time because of his deep love for her.
Police investigations began on February 10, when an employee of a cleaning company found a dead body believed to have long been neglected in a rubber barrel above the three-story building. The corpse, which was wrapped in white tissue, was reported to have turned into an organic substance resembling wax.
Investigators believe the man’s statement is close to the truth, but they have asked the National Forensic Service to do a DNA test to confirm the relationship between the mother and her son.