Local LA News Anchor Dead in Apparent Suicide
The co-anchor of a popular Korean-language news program was found dead in her Los Angeles apartment on Monday in what police are calling a suicide, according to news reports.
A relative of Jean Yoo, 36, found her body on Monday night at her condo in Koreatown after co-workers asked the relative why Yoo did not show up to work that day. The relative then called the police, who made a preliminary ruling that it was a suicide by hanging but are continuing to investigate. The body was sent to the L.A. County Coroner’s office.
Yoo served as a news anchor at Asian-language channel LA18, co-hosting the Prime News program, and previously worked at Korean-language channel tvK.
One of Yoo’s colleagues from LA18 told the Korea Times that there didn’t seem to be anything amiss with Yoo in recent weeks. A neighbor of Yoo’s told the paper she just moved in three weeks ago so they didn’t know her very well. Her immediate family lives in Korea, according to the Korea Times.