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Body found in rural Georgia dumpster identified after 35 years

A body found wrapped in plastic inside a Georgia dumpster 35 years ago has been identified as that of a South Korean woman, officials announced Monday.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said they used DNA analysis, paid for by donors, to determine that Chong Un Kim, 26, was the person whose body was discovered in rural Millen in February 1988.

Kim died from asphyxiation, but it’s unclear whether someone killed her or who dumped her body. She was found wrapped with plastic and duct tape, inside a suitcase that had been placed in a trash bin. Investigators said Kim had been dead four to seven days when her body was found.

The GBI is asking anyone who may have known Chong Un Kim, or has any information about the case, to contact the agency at 912-871-1121. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.


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