By Jung Min-ho
An increasing number of elderly people are going missing in Korea a worrying trend for the fast-aging society.
According to the National Police Agency, Monday, 9,869 dementia sufferers went missing in 2016. In other words, 27 people now go missing every day.
Some turn up dead, or not at all.
The number of missing elderly people has been increasing at an alarming pace over the past few years. From 7,650 in 2012, it jumped by nearly 30 per cent in just five years.