Dead Bodies in the Philippines Identified as Koreans

Two charred bodies discovered on eastern Cebu Island in the Philippines in November last year are those of missing Korean used car dealers. Police are investigating, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

According to the ministry, police in the Philippines rushed to the scene of a fire on Nov. 19 and found two bodies in a charred Korean-made automobile. There was suspicion at the time that the bodies belonged to the two missing Koreans.

The prime suspect is a business partner named Warren Sia who is now being sought by police. Sia owed the Koreans W200 million (US$1=W1,061) and police believe he killed them to steal four cars valued at W100 million.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 15, 2014 10:23 KST