Seoul Mayor Search

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Mayor of Seoul, South Korea has gone missing
Mayor Park Won-soon
Mayor Park Won-soon Credit: Kks6088 (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

The police in Seoul has started a wide search after Mayor Park Won-soon has gone missing, following a verbal message to his daughter that she described as sounding like a will. His phone has been turned off and police officers are focussing on the Sungbuk neighbourhood where his signal was last detected. A government official has confirmed that he did not turn up for work on Tuesday.

Park has been mayor of Seoul since 2011 and has been viewed as a leading candidate for the 2022 presidential election.