The death of actress JungDa-bin has been ruled as a suicide, the National Institute of Scientific Investigation said Monday after conducting an autopsy.
The initial autopsy results dismissed suspicions held by Jung’s family that she had been murdered.
“It is a typical death caused by hanging from the neck. Also, there seems no possibility for somebody to disguise the manner of her death,” said Seo Joong-suk, a forensic expert who oversaw the autopsy.
“Although we will announce the final result of a more detailed examination in two weeks, we cannot see any possibility that she was murdered,” he added.
The institute will check the body’s alcohol and drug contents by tissue tests. The family of the deceased including her father and medical experts participated in the autopsy as witnesses.
Seo said there were two scars: a new one and an old one. He said the new scar was less than six months old. While Jung’s boyfriend Lee Kang-hee told the police she tried to kill herself last year pointing out scars on her wrist, Jeong’s family and agency denied Lee’s statement, saying that the scars were there when she was in high school.
“The autopsy took longer than normal as the pathologists proceeded only after they reached full agreement on the next steps,” a source from the institute said, explaining the care taken in conducting the autopsy.
The autopsy was requested by Jung’s family and agency as they urged police to change the direction of the investigation from suicide and look at other possible causes.
Because of the autopsy, her cremation was delayed one day. She will be cremated Tuesday, her agency said.
By Kang Shin-who
Original Source: The Korea Times
Credit: sanbi @ soompi.com forums
:( Guess it is suicide after all. She has already been cremated and her urn was put next to U;Nee, who committed suicide 3 weeks ago.