ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

Jung-hyun Park, the first editor of Hajime Isayama's wildly popular manga series Attack On Titan, has been arrested in suspicion of murdering his wife who was found dead at the residence they shared last August.

According to the Sankei Shimbun, the 41-year-old called emergency services on August 9 at around 2:50 a.m to report that his wife (age 38) "had collapsed." Park initially claimed that his wife had “fell down the stairs," but later changed his story to say she “committed suicide by hanging herself by a handrail” when an autopsy revealed the cause of death was suffocation due to pressure applied around the neck.

Park Jung-hyun changed his story over his wife's death [Credit: JNN News]
Park Jung-hyun changed his story over his wife's death [Credit: JNN News]

A full police investigation was launched to investigate Park's claims, but no evidence was found to back up the editor's statement that his wife had committed suicide.

The couple have four children together, although their ages are unknown.

Jung-hyun Park was the editor-in-chief of from its launch in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine back in 2009. He has since cut ties with the franchise and began working for the series Weekly Morning in June last year.

(Source: Tokyo Reporter via Sankei Shimbun)


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