The South Korean Foreign Ministry said that three Filipino police officers and a former policeman were involved in the kidnapping and murder of South Korean businessman Ji Ick Joo.
Ji went missing last year in Angeles City, Philippines.
Results of the investigation were given to South Korean authorities in Seoul.
According to the details given, Ji was strangled to death on the same day of his abduction. Afterward, the victim’s remains were allegedly cremated in a crematorium operated by a former police officer.
The workers of the funeral home where Ji’s body was reportedly processed will be questioned by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
NBI assistant regional director Roel Bolivar says that photos from the funeral home are reason enough to prove that the missing South Korean is dead.
NBI agents found Ji’s remains were allegedly cremated on October 19, 2016, in a funeral parlor in Bagbagin, Caloocan City. This was a day after Ji was kidnapped.
The cremation was allegedly ordered by the kidnapper’s leader.
After one of the police officers involved was linked to the crime, he surrendered to the NBI.
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and the Philippine’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay Jr. had discussed the case on the phone.
Yasay told the South Korean Foreign Ministry that he vowed a thorough investigation and punishment for those involved.