Young Korean Killed in Australia

Australian police are investigating the possible murder of a 28-year-old Korean whose body was found in a shallow grave in Brisbane on Thursday.

Kim Min-tae had gone missing three days earlier. He was on a work-holiday visa and worked part-time at a meat processing plant and on a farm in Cannon Hill in Brisbane over the past two years. He was last seen on Monday.

Police exhumed the body from a shallow grave in the district of Algester and are questioning three suspects, two men and a woman, on murder charges, AAP reported.

All the suspects are Korean, according to the Korean Consulate in Sydney.

AAP quoted Kim's roommate as testifying that he last saw him at their share house in Cannon Hill around 2:45 p.m. on Monday.

Kim left the house to meet the men and woman, whom he had met on the Gumtree transaction website, to change 15,000 Australian dollars in cash into Korean won.

He was to have returned to Korea next month.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 20, 2013 10:26 KST