Authorities in Gumi City in South Korea’s Gyeongsang Province allege a local Aman killed his Vietnamese wife on March 6, according to a statement released by the Vietnamese Embassy in the country.
The embassy reported that Nguyen Thi Bup, born on September 20, 1989, first travelled to South Korea on November 20, 2010.
She was married to 52-year-old Lee Jae-dong, the murder suspect. The couple divorced after two years of marriage.
Bup returned to South Korea in January 2021 and remarried Lee despite the couple’s near constant arguments.
Lee reported the case to police shortly after the murder, though it remains unclear whether or not he actually offered a confession to the crime.
After the stabbing, Bup was taken to the hospital where doctors attempted to treat a knife wound to her abdomen and several other injuries. She later died due to severe blood loss.
After preforming an autopsy, police handed Bup’s body over to her family for cremation.
Bup’s ashes were sent to a pagoda in central South Korea and will be repatriated to Vietnam right after necessary procedures are completed.
Local police have requested an arrest warrant for Lee and are conducting an investigation into the case.