Case of missing ASU professor leads MCSO to landfill in Surprise

Posted 5/12/20

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is combing the Northwest Regional Landfill in Surprise for evidence in a case involving a missing professor.

The investigation started March 25 but MCSO …

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Case of missing ASU professor leads MCSO to landfill in Surprise

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The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is combing the Northwest Regional Landfill in Surprise for evidence in a case involving a missing professor.

The investigation started March 25 but MCSO Homicide detectives assumed the lead on March 29 when the case was designated a homicide.

MCSO detectives believe Junseok Chae, who went missing earlier this year, is the victim of this homicide investigation. The investigation has led detectives to the Northwest Regional Landfill, where they believe there is additional evidence from the crime.

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be forthcoming once it no longer jeopardizes the case.

According to Arizona State University's website, Mr. Chae is a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.

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