TACLOBAN CITY– A South Korean national was found dead in a transient inn in Pintuyan, Southern Leyte on Saturday (Sept.30).
Police identified the fatality as Youngsik Shin, 36, a businessman who said to live in Pampanga.
He was found dead inside his room at D and G transient house located in Barangay Sta. Cruz of the said town at about 9:45 pm.
It was learned that the victim, together with his girlfriend Chris Roxanne Gadia,36, arrived in Pintuyan on Sept.28 to attend the town fiesta the following day, Sept. 29.
However, the two reportedly had a heated argument which resulted for the South Korean to leave DD Lodge where the couple originally had checked in, and transferred to D and G transient house where he was found dead.
Gadia contacted the South Korean national through his cellular phone but did not receive any response.
Prior to the discovery of his lifeless body, Gadia’s sister, Christine Rodriguez, received a text message from Youngsik informing her that he was suffering from acid reflux.
Police had ruled out any foul play on the death of the South Korean national as he was said to have died due to a natural cause based on the examination conducted by the town’s health officer, Dr. Kayessa Lyona Bunagan.
(JOEY A. GABIETA/ROBERT DEJON)