Park Won-soon was reported missing by his daughter, at around 5 p.m. Thursday (4 a.m. ET), according to a police official familiar with the case.
The 64-year-old longtime civic activist, who has been Seoul’s mayor since 2011, is seen as a likely hopeful for the liberals in the 2022 presidential elections.
South Koreans were tired of traditional politics.
The former human rights lawyer, who ran independently but forged an alliance with opposition parties, championed city welfare projects and became a symbol of reform.
He was reelected as mayor in 2014 and again in 2018.
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