(Metro News) Korean doctor shoots self in Quezon City

December 24, 2009 11:13 pm 

MANILA, Dec. 24 – A Korean dermatologist reportedly committed suicide by shooting his head in his office in Quezon City on Thursday morning.

Quezon City police found the body of Dr. Yu Jae Wha, 51, sprawled on the fourth floor of Evergreen Spa Massage, located on Scout Borromeo Street in Quezon City around 6 a.m.

Police probers said that Yu's live-in partner had just turned her back away to talk to Yu’s sister in South Korea when she heard a gunshot behind her.

Yu managed the Evergreen Spa Massage along with his live-in partner.

Police recovered two suicide notes written in Korean, in which Yu asked Julie for forgiveness and to bring his ashes back to Korea.

“We will still conduct paraffin tests on the wife and the househelp for gunpowder residue as part of the investigation,” said Quezon City Criminal Investigation and Detection unit head Supt. Lino Banaag.

Househelp, Khery Bura, told policemen that she had been working for the Yus for a month and that she did not know why her employer took his own life.

Bura recalled washing the dishes on the second floor of the building at 5 a.m. when she heard a single gunshot from the fourth floor.

Instead of checking the source of the noise, Bura said she asked for help from policemen and only saw her employer’s body when the policemen came to investigate. (PNA) RMA/JCA


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