Jung Jeong-jeong (23), who murdered a woman her age whom she met through a tutoring application and then dumped her body, told police that she was stressed due to her poor English skills. Accordingly, police are investigating whether Jung’s “English complex” was related to her motive for the crime.
According to the Geumjeong Police Station in Busan on the 2nd, Jung, who was preparing for a job, said during the police investigation, “My English is not good. It’s at the level of a third grader in middle school.”
On March 24, two days before the incident, Jung approached the woman through a tutoring brokerage app, pretending to be a parent and saying, “My third-grade child wants English tutoring.
Jung had been unable to attend college or find a job for five years after graduating from high school, and was reportedly preparing for a civil service written exam next month that included an English section.
Accordingly, police are investigating whether Jung’s “English complex” had anything to do with her targeting a woman who was trying to tutor her in English.
“It seems that Jung was stressed out about her English,” said a police official, “and she may have planned and executed the crime out of hatred or strong hostility toward the victim, who spoke better English than her and had a good education.”
Jung Yoo-jeong, 23, who is suspected of killing a fellow woman and abandoning her body, leaves Dongnae Police Station in Busan on the morning of Feb. 2 to be transferred to prosecutors. Yonhap News Agency
As she left the Dongnae Police Station in Busan to be sent to the prosecutor’s office at around 9:06 a.m., Jung said, “I am sincerely sorry to the bereaved families of the victims안전놀이터,” to a reporter who asked her why she killed them.
“I think I was out of my mind,” she said, referring to the fact that she tried to disguise it as a missing person’s case.
As for disclosing his identity, he said, “I have nothing to say. I will do my best to cooperate with the prosecution’s investigation,” he said.
The Busan National Police Agency held a personal information disclosure review committee the previous afternoon and released Jung’s face, name, and age. “The gravity and brutality of the crime is recognized, and it is judged that there is a great need for public interest, such as the preventive effect on similar crimes,” the review committee said.
While Jung’s identity was released the day before, her grandfather said in a media interview, “I want to apologize a hundred times to the bereaved family for raising her wrongly, and something unimaginable happened.”
Earlier, Jung was arrested on suspicion of killing the victim with a weapon at her home in Geumjeong-gu, Busan, at 5:40 p.m. on March 26 and then abandoning her body. She then dismembered the victim’s body, put it in a suitcase, took a taxi, and dumped part of the body in a forest near the Nakdong River in Yangsan, Gyeongnam.
It was investigated that Jung Yoo-jeong dumped the body along the Nakdong River, where she usually walks, to make it look like the victim had gone missing.
The crime was reported by a taxi driver who thought it was strange that she dumped the blood-stained suitcase in the woods.
Police made an emergency arrest of Jung at 6 a.m. on March 27, a day after the crime, and found the rest of the victim’s body at her home.
After her arrest, Jung claimed the crime was accidental, but in a recent police investigation, she confessed to the crime, saying, “I did it because I wanted to kill.”