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Mystery surrounding death of noraebang hostess in Beomeo-dong
Mystery surrounding death of noraebang hostess in Beomeo-dong

Around 10:30pm last night, in Beomeo-dong, Suseong-gu, of Daegu, a noraebang owner and friend were spending time at the owner's establishment. "While meeting with my friend, I called out for the hostess.", the owner commented, "But after she didn't respond, I went and looked for her, where I found her dead." Daegu Police announced that, […]

Elementary school mourns death of vice principal at Apsan
Elementary school mourns death of vice principal at Apsan

According to police, the body of the vice principal of a Daegu elementary school was found 30m below a cliff off of a ridge of Apsan, last week. He had left his house to go climbing on the morning of Aug.22 and his family received a call from him from his cellphone that evening, where […]

Daegu medical professor sexually harrasses interns; sets off scandal (Editorial)
Daegu medical professor sexually harrasses interns; sets off scandal (Editorial)

The following is an editorial on the local scandal, sourced from Daegu Shinmun, translated by Aesook Shin and proofed/edited by Craig White: Recent allegations that a medical professor has sexually assaulted female interns at an unnamed Daegu university hospital, has shamed local citizens again. Dozens of people have filed a public appeal. It has been […]

Daegu husband hears voices in head; strangles wife
Daegu husband hears voices in head; strangles wife

A schizophrenic man in east Daegu strangled his wife in her sleep, last week, after hearing voices in his head claiming ‘Your wife is bad’.

Body of missing Daegu girl is found
Body of missing Daegu girl is found

The hunt for a missing elementary school girl from Daegu, has come to a tragic close. After 13 days of searching west Daegu, involving 440 people and 5 helicopters, her naked and horribly beaten body was found, west of Biseulsan. Suspicion still surrounds her grandfather, who she lived with, after her parents separated. The grandfather […]

23 people arrested in Thai massage bust in Daegu
23 people arrested in Thai massage bust in Daegu

In your travels throughout Korea, it’s not uncommon to see storefront signs for 태국마사지 (Thai Massage), which has gained popularity over the years. To instill an air of authenticity, Koreans would bring in Thais to come work there and knead weary backs. Prices for traditional Wat Pho massage ranges from 60-100,000 won. The challenge for […]

Daegu schoolgirl kidnapped over grudge with grandpa
Daegu schoolgirl kidnapped over grudge with grandpa

The Korea Times is reporting that an elementary school girl was kidnapped from her grandfather’s home, where she has been living. Based on the grandfather’s testimony, it seems that he must have made some enemies, which led to 2 men breaking into his home, roughing him up, and taking away his granddaughter. The incident happened […]