The South Korean serial killer who inspired celebrated filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s 2003 work “Memories of Murder” has been identified three decades later.
The Guardian reports that the Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency says a suspect, Lee Chun-jae, has been identified as the previously unknown ‘Korean Zodiac Killer’ who allegedly raped and murdered ten women from 1986 to 1991.
The police linked the man to three of the unsolved murders using DNA evidence from one of his victim’s underwear. The suspect is currently incarcerated for raping and murdering his sister-in-law in 1994 and sadly can’t be tried for the killings as the statute of limitations expired in 2006.
The news comes as Bong Joon-ho won the Cannes Film Festival’s most prestigious award, the Palme D’or, earlier this year for his celebrated dark comedy “Parasite”.