South Korea police apologise over botched serial killer case

SEOUL (AFP) – South Korea’s most notorious serial killer murdered 15 women, police said yesterday, as they apologised for a botched, decades-long investigation that saw an innocent man jailed for 20 years. Lee Chun-jae raped and murdered 10 women in rural parts of Hwaseong, south of Seoul, over a five-year period from 1986, police said. At the time a record number of police officers for a single case were mobilised to try to find the killer, investigating some 21,000 individuals and comparing the fingerprints of around 20,000 more without success. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin