May 22, 2013 12:35
Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a woman in a car owned by a member of former boy band g.o.d.
Police in Gangnam said Tuesday that the woman was known to have been close to Son Ho-young, who is also an actor. The car was parked in front of an apartment complex in the trendy Apgujeong district of southern Seoul.
The car was reported as being parked illegally and a towing truck was about to haul it away when the body was found, a police spokesman said.
Son has been called for questioning.
Police found three charcoal briquettes in the car along with a bottle of sleeping pills. They suspect the woman committed suicide and plan an autopsy.
A source close to Son said, "It's true the car belongs to him, but he has no idea what happened and is in shock."
The police official said a suicide note apparently written by the woman was found in the car in which she spoke of being heavily in debt.
Son's management agency in a press release on Wednesday morning said the woman had been dating Son for about an year but they recently saw less of each other as Son has been busy preparing for his new album. Son lent her his car "for driving practice," it added.
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