Miss Jiwaku told me about a news report regarding a Canadian who had murdered his girlfriend three years ago (but had pretended she’d drowned accidentally, pursuing a tennis ball), fled the country, gotten religion, but finally returned to Korea to turn himself in. He claimed he’d murdered her because he was afraid she was going to kill him. Okay, so…?
“Do you know him?” she asked, and mentioned that he’d been in Korea from 2001 until the time of the murder (in 2009), and had worked as an instructor at “a university in Jeolla Province.” I arrived in Jeolla Province in very late 2001, and I think it was in 2002 that a guy showed up as a new teacher in my workplace (a university in Iksan), after what had seemed like a year in Jeonju.
And the guy I knew was at least somewhat delusional, in a way that definitely affected his relationships. So… how about that? I actually have a sneaking suspicion I did know the guy, not that I’ll be visiting him in jail.
Even if the guy I’m thinking of isn’t the same person, it says something that the first person who came to my mind as a very likely candidate for being this guy was someone who spent years working with children in Korea. Brrrrrrrrr.