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Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
An elderly man that "may" have recently been detained by North Korea has been identified as 85 year old Merrill Newman by the San Jose Mercury Press.
If true, the report confirms Tuesday's speculation that North Korea had detained a second American tourist in twelve months, this time "from the plane on which he was to leave the country on Oct. 26".