A homeless man, who was denied access to more than 100 million won he had saved in a bank account since 1993, died of cancer last week.
The man couldn't withdraw the 128 million won ($94,000) in his account because he didn't know his own name.
According to Gwangju police and Gwangju Bank, the man, who didn't have a registered name or ID number, died of pancreatic cancer in a hospital on April 28.
Called Mr. Na by those who knew him, he collected scrap iron and other junk in the daytime and slept on the street at night. Friends said Na had told them he was born on May 23, 1953, but didn't know his real name.
According to the bank, he opened an account under an alias in early 1993. The bank said he continued saving money until recently although his account has been frozen since August 1993, when the real-name account system, introduced by former President Kim Young-sam, took effect.
It'll be up to a court to decide what happens to the money, the article says, but a bank official said the money will probably go to the government.