Joanna Lee

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Joanna Lee (also known as Keum Ok Lee) (c.1963 – December 10, 2000) was a Korean woman who was killed in December 2000 during a prolonged and violent exorcism carried out by Pastor Luke Lee of the Lord of All cult, in Auckland, New Zealand. The details of Joanna Lee's early life are not clear. She may have been an orphan raised by a religious group in South Korea. After being accepted into the Lord of All cult, she flew to Auckland in October 2000, on a three month visitor permit with a return ticket. In early December 2000, Pastor Lee (no relation to Joanna Lee) determined that Joanna Lee was possessed by "at least 20 demons". He believed they would not leave her body until she was dead, but she could then be brought back to life. On December 10, Pastor Lee began the exorcism. Over the next six hours, he sat on her chest and abdomen, "bounced" on her body, broke several bones, and finally strangled her with his hands. When she stopped breathing no efforts were made to resuscitate her. Her decomposing body was found by police in a house in Auckland on December 15, after a follower raised the alarm. She had been dead for one week.
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