Inside the Audi car salvaged from the sea off Songgok Port, Sinji-myeon, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do, the occupants, believed to be three members of a family, were identified as dead.

Police said today that three bodies were found inside the car that had been salvaged around 12:20 p.m.

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The police said they plan to clarify the cause of death through an autopsy, such as the National Forensic Service, and plan to investigate whether there are any traces of a traffic accident by requesting an appraisal of the salvaged vehicle.

It was also reported that there was a man who appeared to be a father in the driver's seat, a woman in the passenger seat, and a body believed to be a child in the back seat.

It was also reported that the man in the driver's seat was wearing a seat belt.

The police suspect that they were Joyang and her parents, who left Gwangju last month and lost contact in the Songgok Port area, saying they would live for a month on Jeju Island.