The Seosan Police Station in South Chungcheong Province announced that they had arrested a 20-year-old man on charges of keeping his father's body in the refrigerator at home.

Mr. A is accused of storing his father's body in a refrigerator in a multi-family building in Seosan, where he lived on the 30th of last month.

Mr. A is also accused of neglecting his father, who has dementia and diabetes, for about a month without properly giving him food (abusive death).

A's father's body, found by the building manager, was in a crouched position in the refrigerator with all partitions removed.

It is known that Mr. A, who had financial difficulties, could not afford to buy food for his father, whose condition was worsening, etc.

He was found to have lived with his father.

A police official said, "There were no injuries that appeared to be related to the death on the body," and "the exact cause of death is being investigated."

(Photo = Yonhap News)