On October 21 KST, the sister of Mrs. Kim stated in an interview, "It is true that she was bitten by the dog and it is also true that after being bitten, she passed away due to sepsis." She continued, "It was an unfortunate death. However, we forgave them because I know the relationship she had with the dog owners (Siwon and his family) previously. Hating them for what transpired will not bring my sister back."
She continued, "We would like to take this time to quietly mourn the death of my sister privately. We also have no intention of filing a lawsuit and do not expect to be compensated. Siwon visited the bereaved family several times and sincerely apologized. He shed tears with us at the funeral and I held his hand and forgave him."