South Korea's first transgender soldier found dead

Byun Hui-su is seen in this file photograph from January 2020.

Seoul, South KoreaSouth Korea's first transgender soldier, who was discharged from the military last year for having gender reassignment surgery, was found dead in her home on Wednesday, authorities said.

Byun Hui-su, 23, who was a staff sergeant before being discharged after she had the operation in Thailand while on leave, was found by emergency officials at her home in the city of Cheongju, south of Seoul.
There was no immediate word on the cause of her death.