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April 23, 2019

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Remains of religious leader’s son to be moved to Korea

The Washoe County coroner's office said Young Jin Moon, 21, committed suicide Oct. 28 when he plunged to his death from the 17th floor of Harrah's hotel in downtown Reno.

Thousands of Unification Church members, sometimes called Moonies, are expected for the religious event in Korea.

Jin Moon was in Reno visiting the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. He was considering whether to study hotel management here or at home in Las Vegas, where he would have attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, according to church officials.

His body was found on the top of Harrah's skywalk over Center Street. He was buried three days later, according to church tradition and rules.

Young Jin Moon was the sixth son of Sun Myung Moon, now 79, who lost two other sons in accidents, one in a car accident and another in a train wreck.