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2009/08/15 11:17 KST
Late actress' burial urn found missing: police

  
YANGPYEONG, South Korea, Aug. 15 (Yonhap) -- A cinerary urn containing the ashes of the late actress Choi Jin-sil has been found missing from her grave in Yangpyeong, south of Seoul, prompting police to launch an investigation, officers said Saturday.

   Choi Jin-sil, who was one of the nation's most well-known actresses, committed suicide on Oct. 2, 2008 after suffering from extreme stress caused by malicious rumors and messages on the Internet. Her cremated remains were placed in a graveyard in Yangpyeong, about 50km south of the capital.

   "A security guard at the graveyard found Choi's tomb ransacked and her urn missing while on duty early Saturday morning," said a police officer. "An extensive investigation is now under way."

   Choi's death came as a painful shock to the nation, which had watched over the past two decades as she climbed the entertainment ladder to become a household name.

   sooyeon@yna.co.kr
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