Over 300 COVID-19 cases have been linked to Rev. Jun Kwang-hun's Sarang Jeil Church in northern Seoul.
Park Won-soon's daughter had previously reported him missing.
Park’s daughter reportedly told police that her father left “a will-like” message before leaving their home earlier Thursday.
Reports of a new spike in COVID-19 infections were followed by a slew of anti-LGBTQ slurs on social media.
North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that there was no letter addressed to Trump recently by “the supreme leadership,” a reference to Kim.
The Shincheonji Church of Jesus' initial handling of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea endangered lives, Mayor Park Won-soon claimed.
North Korea continues to dial up pressure on Washington ahead of Kim Jong Un’s end-of-year deadline for the U.S. to offer mutually acceptable terms for a deal.
The launches followed statements of displeasure by top North Korean officials over the slow pace of nuclear negotiations.
Nuclear negotiations have been at a standstill since talks in February between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump broke down.
The country accused Washington of harboring a "wild dream ... to bring us to our knees."