S. Korea police: body belongs to fugitive ferry businessman

SEOUL, July 22 Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:21pm EDT

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SEOUL, July 22 (Reuters) - South Korean police said on Tuesday that a body found last month in the south of the country belonged to a fugitive businessman who headed the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people.

Police said at a press conference that a badly decomposed body found on June 12 had been identified by DNA evidence as well as fingerprints as that of Yoo Byung-un, who had been the subject of the country's largest manhunt. (Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Tony Munroe and Richard Pullin)