The police announced that the black box inside Kim Joo Hyuk’s car was finally recovered. “On November 2, the National Forensic Service carried out a thorough search of the vehicle and found the black box lying beneath the passenger seat. We checked the video and couldn’t hear any audio, so the National Forensic Service is currently checking whether any audio was recorded in the first place,” they explained.
“As of now, it seems like nothing got recorded because the audio recording function was turned off to begin with. The National Forensic Service is checking the black box to see if it contains any saved files,” they added.
The National Forensic Service further stated that the final cause of death was cranial fracture. They clarified, “We didn’t find any signs of myocardial infarction (heart attack), and our toxicology test only showed a small amount of antihistamine. No traces of alcohol or toxins were detected, and our heart examinations didn’t show any signs of coronary artery damage, abnormal blood vessels, or inflammation.”
The Gangnam Police Station commented, “No further medical examinations will be conducted in the remaining investigation process. Unless we discover any additional evidence or defects in the vehicle, it’s possible that we’ll have to rule the cause of accident as unknown.”
The results of the ongoing investigation of Kim Joo Hyuk’s vehicle will be released later this month.