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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A man once considered a suspect in the disappearance of a Brigham Young University student is no longer under investigation in the case, police said Monday.
Sung Koo Kim -- being held on unrelated charges -- had been named a "person of interest" in the case of 19-year-old Brooke Wilberger, who was last seen in May at her sister's apartment near Oregon State University.
He was removed from the list late last week.
"It was nothing earth-shattering. We just finished following all the leads and tips we had on Kim," said Corvallis police spokesman Lt. Ron Noble. He added that police found nothing to link Kim to the woman's disappearance.
Noble said there had been as many as 50 people on the list at various times; none faced charges. He said police were focusing on three people of interest currently.
"With as much notoriety as Kim has received we would hate for people to think that we were at a dead end, that this a cold case," he said. "That would be far from the truth."
Shannon Connall, whose law firm represents Kim -- charged with stealing women's underwear from college campuses -- said the defense would continue to seek bail for him.
Police found thousands of pairs of women's underwear in the house Kim shares with his parents, along with dryer lint labeled as being from the building where Wilberger was last seen.
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