Cause of South Korea ferry owner's death cannot be determined: Forensic agency

Maritime police search for missing passengers in front of the South Korean ferry Sewol which sank at the sea off Jindo on April 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Maritime police search for missing passengers in front of the South Korean ferry Sewol which sank at the sea off Jindo on April 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea's forensic agency said on Friday it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a businessman linked to a ferry that capsized and killed more than 300 people in April.

An autopsy and DNA tests were conducted on the badly decomposed body of Yoo Byung Un and there was no evidence to believe he was poisoned, forensic agency head Seo Joong Seok told a news conference.

Yoo was found dead in an orchard on June 12. Police identified his body earlier this week.