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Mysterious death of mother and son occurred in South Korea

Both were found in the refrigerator after putting out a fire

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/NOVOSTIVL/ Firefighters found the bodies of a man and his mother in a refrigerator after extinguishing a fire in a fifth-floor apartment in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, Wednesday. This article appeared in The Korea Times.

The mother, 62, and the son, 35, lived together. There were no signs of injury on their bodies. The fire started at 5:22 a.m. and it took firefighters 40 minutes to extinguish it. According to firefighters, there was a refrigerator charred by the fire that fell on its side in the middle of the living room.

They found the bodies in it. Firefighters also found a container of flammable liquid in the apartment that they believe was used to start the fire.

The estranged father had long been living separately, while the deceased woman had another son who she was not on speaking terms with. Police said the door was locked and the chain on.

There were no signs of forced entry. A monitoring CCTV showed no one was visiting them. Neighbors told police that they had often heard the two fight. The bodies were sent to the National Forensic Service for autopsies.

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