Police make breakthrough in case of K-pop star's tragic death

Police have revealed a crucial element in the sudden death of former K-pop star Sulli.

The body of Choi Jin-ri, better known by her stage name Sulli, 25, was discovered at her home on Monday in Seongnam, south of the capital Seoul.

Results obtained in a preliminary autopsy conducted by Seongnam Sujeong Police on Wednesday revealed there was no evidence to suggest anyone else was involved, Metro reported.

“No suspicions of homicide, such as external forces or pressure, were discovered as a result of the preliminary autopsy,” police said.

Police investigating Sulli's death revealed results from a preliminary autopsy. Source: AAP

They said her manager discovered her body when visiting her home after failing to reach her since calling Sulli the night before.

Toxicology results have yet to be released, and police say while they suspected “she took her own life”, they were “also looking into other possibilities”.

The former South Korean girl group f(x) member was believed to live alone in her house and was grappling with severe depression, police said.

The former K-Pop star was found dead in her Seoul apartment. Source: File/Getty Images

Sulli left the group in 2015 after being targeted by relentless online bullies, and launched a career as a solo singer and actress.

Most recently, she appeared on a television program in which K-pop stars discussed their experiences with malevolent online comments.

She was understood to be close friends with fellow K-pop star Jonghyun who died aged 27 after taking his own life two years ago.

with Reuters

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