22-Year-Old Korean Woman Reportedly Took Her Own Life in Self-Isolation

She had just returned to Korea from Austria.

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According to Incheon Police, the mother of a 22-year-old woman, Ms. A called 911 as soon as she discovered her daughter’s body in their home in Nonhyeon-dong, Incheon.

According to Yonhap News, Ms. A returned from Austria and landed at Incheon International Airport on April 4, where she was told to self-isolate herself in her home.

On April 1, everyone who arrived in Korea from abroad were told to self-isolate themselves for 2 weeks in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The police found a will at the scene, suggesting that Ms. A ended her own life while in self-isolation.

The police have begun investigating the cause of Ms. A’s death and confirmed that no autopsy will be completed.

We’re investigating to see if there’s a connection between self-isolation and her suicide. We won’t be requesting an autopsy on her body.

– Police

Source: Dispatch