French man finds dead babies in his freezer

7th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

SEOUL, Aug 7, 2006 (AFP) - South Korean police said Monday they wanted to interview a French woman following the discovery of two dead babies inside a freezer here.

SEOUL, Aug 7, 2006 (AFP) - South Korean police said Monday they wanted to interview a French woman following the discovery of two dead babies inside a freezer here.

The woman's 40-year-old French businessman husband found the bodies in a freezer at home on July 23, when he temporarily returned alone from a month-long family vacation in France, police said.

Police have sent personal belongings and other samples from the French man and several women, including his wife and a Filipina maid, to the National Institute of Scientific Investigation for DNA testing.

Based on the initial outcome of DNA tests, police said last week that the French man was the father of the babies. The man has reportedly refused to accept the test results.

On Monday, police said the wife should be investigated as a suspect.

"DNA tests indicate the wife is believed to be the mother of the dead babies," said Kim Gap-Sik, chief investigator at the police station in an area known as Little France, home to hundreds of French residents in South Korea.

"We want to investigate the wife as a suspect," he said, adding French authorities would be asked to cooperate.

The couple arrived in South Korea in August 2002. They left for France in June for summer vacation.

Kim did not say when the dead babies were put in the freezer but said: "We believe the babies have not been abandoned this year."

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