May 04, 2011 21:02
The body of a man has been discovered nailed to a wooden cross in a manner echoing representations of the death of Jesus Christ.
Police say the body of a 58-year-old man identified only as Kim was found Sunday in an abandoned rock quarry in the central city of Mungyeong. He was dressed in a pair of undershorts and wearing a crown of thorns on his head. He had a stab wound in his side, and nails hammered through his hands and feet.
Investigators say they discovered nails, a hammer and an electric drill near the scene. The dead man's hands had holes in them caused by a drill.
A forensic examination will be conducted on the man to determine when he died, and whether he committed suicide or was murdered. Police say Kim was reported to have held extreme views on religion.
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