A 28-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a South
Korean exchange student in Brisbane.
Police have confirmed Min Tae Kim's body was found in a
shallow grave at a house in Dakar Street, Algester in
Mr Kim, 28, disappeared after he went to exchange $15,000 for
South Korean money for his return home. He had posted an ad
on the Gumtree website to get a cheaper exchange rate.
Mr Kim left his Cannon Hill share house with his cash to do a
deal with an unknown person about 2pm on Monday. His body was
found on Thursday.
The 28-year-old South Brisbane man will appear in the
Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning.
Police told AAP a second man and a woman who had been
assisting police with the investigation were not expected to
Mr Kim's disappearance comes after 22-year-old South Korean
woman Eunji Ban was allegedly bashed to death while walking
to work in Brisbane's CBD last month.
The Council of International Students Australia president
Thomson Ch'ng said the incidents would rock people's
confidence in Brisbane being a safe place to study.
"Two incidents within three weeks is not good for Brisbane
and Australia," he told AAP.
"The fact is, international students are important bridges
between Australia and the international community and
whatever happens here (in Australia), the world is watching."
Det Insp Kemp said it would be very unfortunate if Mr Kim
became the second South Korean murdered in Brisbane in less
than a month.
"If it is and if he has been brutally murdered, it's a
shocking thing for us and a concern for us, most certainly,"