The identity of a woman in her 20s who approached a woman her age through a tutoring app in Busan and killed her with a weapon while faking her identity, then mutilated and abandoned her body has been released. The woman had been planning the ‘brutal crime’ through crime-related broadcasts and books.
The Busan National Police Agency held a review committee on the disclosure of personal information on the afternoon of the 1st and voted to release the suspect’s face, name, and age.
The suspect’s name is Jung Jeong-jeong. She was born in 1999 and is 23 years old.
Jung is suspected of murder and abandonment of a corpse. On 24 May, he approached the victim, A (20), through a tutoring brokerage app, pretending to be the parent of a middle school student and saying he wanted English tutoring.
Two days later, at 5:40 p.m. on 26 May, Jung visited A’s home in Geumjeong-gu, Busan, and killed her with a knife. At the time, it was investigated that she wore a second-hand school uniform, lied to A that she was a middle school student, and wielded a weapon after a brief conversation.
After the murder, she purchased a weapon, locks, and plastic bags from a supermarket, returned to her home, packed a suitcase, and went to Mr A’s home to mutilate his body. She kept part of the body in the suitcase.
Then, at 0:50 a.m. on 27 March, Jung returned to her home, loaded the suitcase into a taxi, and dumped part of the body in the grass along the Nakdong River in Yangsan, Gyeongnam Province, where she usually went for walks.
The taxi driver who picked her up at the time was suspicious that a woman was dragging a suitcase into the bushes at dawn and called the police메이저사이트.
It was investigated that Jung had been without a job since graduating from high school without forming any relationships.
It was found that she had been searching for keywords related to “murder” on the Internet for three months before the crime. She had been learning about heinous crimes by watching crime investigation programmes on TV and borrowing crime novels from the library.
Police explained that Jung “actually committed the crime because she wanted to kill” and “had the urge to kill, which led her to commit the crime.” She also said she was “sorry for the victims, the bereaved families, and her own family,” police said.
“It appears that she targeted women who lived alone and searched for them before the crime,” a police official said, adding that she was convinced that one woman would be enough to commit the crime.
“They even brought A’s mobile phone and identification card to the dumping site to disguise it as a missing person’s case.”
The court issued an arrest warrant for Jung on the 29th of last month. Police will hand her over to prosecutors on the morning of the 2nd. It is understood that Jung had not committed any crimes or received treatment for mental illness before this incident.
A criminal psychology professor who requested anonymity said, “She dreamed of committing a perfect crime, such as preparing crime tools in advance, but unlike psychopathic criminals, she may not be a deliberate or sophisticated personality because she was caught by the police earlier in the process.”
“It is difficult to determine whether a person is a psychopath or an antisocial criminal simply by looking at certain behaviours. You have to look at the person’s family and how they’ve been raised.”
Under the Special Act on the Punishment of Certain Violent Crimes, new information can be disclosed if the brutality of the means of the crime and the public’s right to know are deemed necessary.
Seven people, including three external and three internal members, participated in the disclosure committee.
The Busan National Police Agency said, “The gravity and brutality of the crime were recognised and the need for public interest, such as the preventive effect on similar crimes, was judged to be great.”
It is the first time in eight years that a new identity has been released in Busan since the release of the identity of the suspect in the ‘live ammunition shooting range gun seizure’ case in October 2015.