Seoul mayor Park Won-soon who had been reported missing has been found dead according local news agencies.
The news comes a day after her daughter had reported him missing after failing to reach him on phone.
A search and rescue mission began involving Seoul Metropolitan police who deployed dogs and drone to trace him.
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They finally found him at Mt. Bugak located north of the country late at night thanks to phone signals that were traced by the service men.
People of South Korea will surely miss a man who had gained popularity recently following his take on coronavirus pandemic.
He had also been hinted as the favourite candidate to vie for presidency come the general elections in 2022.
According to the detectives, Park Won-soon left his home at 4:00 am having had cancelled the days meeting with a bag strapped behind his back.