South Korean woman murdered and impersonated by boyfriend

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In a sad, twisted story, Sunny Kim, a 26-year-old South Korean woman was murdered by her 24-year-old boyfriend after trying to break up with him, police said. Authorities said he then impersonated her for two weeks before turning himself in for the crime. Kim, who lived in the U.S. for several years as a student had just moved back home to South Korea, was transitioning into a new job. After emailing her family to update them, she attempted to break up with Mr. Lee (Korean law prohibits release of his first name). In a fit of rage, he allegedly followed her back to her apartment and brutally murdered her, and buried her body near her home in Jecheon. Authorities reportedly said Lee then emailed her new employer, declining the job offer, and replied to her sister’s text messages pretending to be Kim. Two weeks after she was reported missing, he turned himself over to police, who released him with a pending court date. A Korean TV report revealed that police received photos of her abuse last year, but decided not to press any charges. Kim’s sister told BuzzFeed News, “I think she thought he had changed, and they dated again — it probably happened over and over again.”

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