The South Korean Unification Ministry said on Wednesday it had found a body believed to be a North Korean citizen in the western sea, saying it planned to hand over the body to its northern neighbor.
“The marine police recovered the body on August 30,” ministry spokesman Peake Tae Hyun said, adding that the body was believed to be a North Korean citizen in his forties who wore soldier’s clothing and long hair. Civilian citizen, according to the results of joint interrogations of the relevant ministries, and decided to hand over to North Korea. ”
Hyun said Seoul had sought to inform the North Korean Red Cross Committee of its plan to hand over the body on Jan. 18 in the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas.