Provincial police chief Bae Yong-ju bows as he apologises for a botched, decades-long murder investigation that saw an innocent man jailed for 20 years for crimes committed by South Korea's most notorious serial killer Lee Chun-jae. Photo: AFPProvincial police chief Bae Yong-ju bows as he apologises for a botched, decades-long murder investigation that saw an innocent man jailed for 20 years for crimes committed by South Korea's most notorious serial killer Lee Chun-jae. Photo: AFP
Provincial police chief Bae Yong-ju bows as he apologises for a botched, decades-long murder investigation that saw an innocent man jailed for 20 years for crimes committed by South Korea's most notorious serial killer Lee Chun-jae. Photo: AFP

South Korean police apologise over botched ‘Hwaseong murders’ serial killer case

  • Lee Chun-jae raped and murdered 10 women in rural parts of Hwaseong, south of Seoul, over a five-year period from 1986
  • But the botched investigation led to a man being wrongfully convicted of one of the killings and served 20 years in jail

Topic |   South Korea
Provincial police chief Bae Yong-ju bows as he apologises for a botched, decades-long murder investigation that saw an innocent man jailed for 20 years for crimes committed by South Korea's most notorious serial killer Lee Chun-jae. Photo: AFPProvincial police chief Bae Yong-ju bows as he apologises for a botched, decades-long murder investigation that saw an innocent man jailed for 20 years for crimes committed by South Korea's most notorious serial killer Lee Chun-jae. Photo: AFP
Provincial police chief Bae Yong-ju bows as he apologises for a botched, decades-long murder investigation that saw an innocent man jailed for 20 years for crimes committed by South Korea's most notorious serial killer Lee Chun-jae. Photo: AFP
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