Missing cellist found dead

November 13, 2015
Ji Jin-kyung (Korea Times file)

Ji Jin-kyung (Korea Times file)

Ji Jin-kyung

Ji Jin-kyung

Cellist Ji Jin-kyung has been found dead after being missing for 17 days.

Ji, also a music professor at Chung Ang University, was found near Soojong Temple on Ungil Mountain in Namyangjoo, Gyeonggi Province, Wednesday afternoon. A trekker discovered the body and told authorities.

The body, with a bruise on a leg, was found near a 40-meter cliff. Police presumed she fell.

Media reports said Thursday Ji had been suffering depression for years.


  1. A Owenby

    January 17, 2017 at 7:39 PM

    This is very shocking and very sad. I lived in with her family in 1977 as Pyong Hwa Pong Sa Tan Peace Corps Volunteer Oh Myung Hee, with wonderful parents and siblings and this princess teenage girl and genius cellist. She practiced Saint Saens day and night, and I loved to hear her play. She was very sweet. My heartfelt sympathies and condolences to her family.

  2. A Owenby

    January 17, 2017 at 7:43 PM

    That was in a beautiful Japanese style home in Daejon-si while I taught English at Daejon Girls’ Middle School.