For our beloved Sunny Kim

On behalf of the Kim family, Kappa Phi Lambda - Upsilon Chapter at the University at Albany regrets to announce with a great sadness the passing of our beloved sister Sunny Kim 'LaROK'.

On 2 May 2015, Sunny Kim passed from an unjust death. No words can express how much we will miss her. She was truly one of a kind and brought much light and laughter to our chapter.

We ask that anyone who knew Sunny please respect the privacy of her family during this time of grief. In an effort to support her family in their time of grief we have set up a gofundme account that will be passed to her family to help with funeral costs. Please continue to pass on her story and cherish the moments you shared with her. 

If you have any questions, please contact Albany Kappas facebook page. Thank you for the love and support and please continue to live on the moments with Sunny.

May she rest in peace.

Please take a minute to read and watch the video of her story, and please continue to spread this story and to tag ‪#‎StoryofSunny‬

The gofundme link for her family is

Below is an article about her death (in Korean):


Victim’s family has asked for help so that suspect will get a harsh penalty.

On the 2nd, Mr. Lee (25) killed his girlfriend, Ms. Kim (26), by strangling her for breaking up with him.
Mr. Lee brought the body to nearby hill, poured cement over the dead body which was covered in blanket, carry-on bag, etc.

Then later, using Ms. Kim’s cell phone, Mr. Lee contacted her friends pretending to be Ms. Kim, attempting a perfect crime.

However, Ms. Kim’s employer discovered that she did not come to work after making a ten thousand dollar employee contract, the company tried to recover the money from her.

Ms. Kim’s family also contacted the police wondering her whereabout.

Later, Mr. Lee tried to hurt himself and called 911 saying “I killed my girlfriend and buried the body. I also tried to kill myself” when police was suspecting him.
But Ms. Kim’s brother Mr. Kim (21) claims that Mr. Lee tried to control the bleeding himself and called 911 to lessen his penalty. That way, he can say in trial, he felt guilty of what he has done.

Mr. Kim reported Insight that Mr. Lee assaulted multiple times and stalked Ms. Kim in the past. He provided pictures of her being assaulted, also said he found out about these incidences through Ms. Kim’s friends.

The victim is elite woman who graduated prestigious college. Her family is devastated since she called her family on the day of crime saying “I got a job, let’s get together soon.”

Mr. Kim is afraid that since Mr. Lee tried to commit a suicide, this would make him only get a short sentence/penalty.

Investigating police requested an arrest warrant for Mr. Lee due to risk of running away.


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Mary Huang 
New York, NY
Byeol Kim 
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