Mr Hunziker, 26, was arrested in late August in North Korea when he illegally entered the country from China. North Korea accused him of spying for South Korea. His relatives, however, maintained he had had a religious awakening while he was jailed in Anchorage, Alaska, and went to Asia to spread the word of his new-found religion.
Tacoma, Washington State -- Evan C. Hunziker, the man arrested in August and held for three months by North Korea on spying charges, was found dead yesterday morning in a motel here - an apparent suicide, police said. Mr Hunziker's body was found in a room at the Olympus Hotel. He had been shot once. The police added that no note was found.