The police department in charge of the investigation into the deaths of Leeteuk‘s father (Park Yong In), grandfather (Park Hyun Suk), and grandmother (Chun Kyung Tae) have released some concluding information about the case.
According to the Dongjak Police Department, the bodies of Leeteuk’s father and grandparents were found at their house around 9:20AM on January 6 by Mr. Park’s nephew/niece, who then called the police. The grandparents were found strangled, lying side by side on a bed, while the father was in the same room hanging from a wardrobe handle. A suicide note was also discovered with the message, “I will take my parents and go to heaven together so live well.” It also had the message, “I am sorry to my children.”
According to the investigation, after divorcing with Leeteuk’s mother in 1998, his father lived separately from his children with his parents. Starting in the past few years, Leeteuk’s grandfather started to suffer from dementia, and to make matters worse, Leeteuk’s grandmother, who had been taking care of her husband, was diagnosed and bedridden last year with late-stage lung cancer with the additional complication of dementia. Leeteuk’s father looked diligently after his parents, but with a debt of hundreds of millions of won due to business failure and the house seized, he had decided to put his parents into a convalescent hospital. However, a day before he would admit them into the hospital, Leeteuk’s father took the lives of his parents and committed suicide.
The police stated, “We have made the provisional conclusion that Mr. Park took the lives of his parents and committed suicide due to being overwhelmed with his struggles. According to his family, Mr. Park suffered from depression.”
The Dongjak Police Department also announced that it does not plan to hold an official briefing or to perform an autopsy on the deceased. It stated, “We judged that it is enough with just the deceased’s family’s testimony. With the cause of death comparatively clear, we will not be performing an autopsy.”
Currently, the funeral is being held at the Korea University Guro Hospital.