Cause of Ferry Owner's Death May Never Be Known

It is impossible to determine the exact cause of ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon's death, the National Forensic Service said Friday.

The service's chief Seo Joong-seok told a press briefing that there was too little evidence left to determine the cause of death as the body was badly decomposed, leading to a great deal of tissue loss.

Seo Joong-seok, director of the National Forensic Service, briefs reporters in Seoul on Friday. /Newsis Seo Joong-seok, director of the National Forensic Service, briefs reporters in Seoul on Friday. /Newsis

Earlier on Thursday, the forensic expert said he is "100-percent confident" that the body discovered in a field in Suncheon, South Jeolla Province on June 12 is that of Yoo.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 25, 2014 13:26 KST