The girlfriend of K-Pop star Son Ho Young has been found dead in an apparent suicide.

Sources say that her lifeless body was discovered on May 21 in a car that belonged to her boyfriend.

The Gangnam police department stated: "Around 3 PM (KST) on this day, a woman, who has been revealed to be close with Son Ho Young was found dead in a car parked near Apgujeong’s Misung Apartment Complex with a lit coal briquette.”

Coal briquettes produce highly concentrated and poisonous carbon monoxide when burned.

The car had been parked illegally at the same location since May 15. A towing company employee made the gruesome discovery and called cops.

Other items in the car included an empty bottle of sleeping pills and a letter. There as also a notebook that hinted at suicide. Son Ho Young was promptly called to the police station and investigated. He was reportedly without any knowledge of the situation. It does not appear that he will be required to submit to further questioning, unless absolutely necessary.

The authorities will conduct an autopsy, although foul play is not suspected. The increased media attention to the death appears to warrant this procedure. The police said, "Currently, there doesn't appear to be any foul play in the death of Son Ho Young's girlfriend. However, since there is a lot of attention focused on this case, we are planning to perform an autopsy. We have convinced the family of the deceased to allow an autopsy to be conducted so we can clear up all doubts."

The police further noted, "In cases of murder, bruises usually form when the victim fights back. However, the body was completely clean. In the notebook that was found, it does not specify that it is a will, but it contains words that people who commit suicide usually write. The handwriting also matches the woman's."

Son Ho Young is said to be in a state of shock, as the couple dated for a year. They had fights here and there, like any couple, but sources say that nothing had happened between them that could have caused her to commit an act as drastic as this. His agency said, "Son Ho Young is in great shock because he never imagined anything like this to happen."

The late girlfriend had used his car to practice her driving skills.

Son Ho Young has postponed all activities to deal with the situation, and likely his grief, until further notice.