Police will not conduct autopsy on comedian Park Ji Sun: Seoul police

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
·2-min read
Park Ji Sun in a variety show. (PHOTO: YouTube screenshot)
Park Ji Sun (right) in a variety show. (PHOTO: YouTube screenshot)

Updated with police statement

South Korean comedian Park Ji Sun, 36, and her mother were found dead in Park’s home on Monday (2 November).

According to K-pop news site Soompi, a source from Seoul Mapo Police Station said that the bodies of Park and her mother were discovered in their home in Mapo District in the South Korean capital at about 1.44pm KST.

The police said that Park’s father called the authorities after he couldn’t get in touch with his daughter and wife. Upon arrival at the scene, police officers found no signs of homicide. The exact cause of death is still being investigated.

The Korea Times reported that Park was undergoing treatment for a skin disease and had been living with her mother.

Seoul police said today (3 November) that they will not conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death of the comedian, at the request of her family.

"No foul play is suspected, as there was no sign of a break-in and what was presumed to be a suicide note was found," said police.

Park made her debut as a comedian in 2007 under broadcasting company KBS and has appeared on various variety shows.

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