Police fear shallow grave contains missing Korean student

QUEENSLAND Police have taken two men and three women into custody amid fears a shallow grave located in a Brisbane suburb may contain missing Korean student Min Tae Kim.

Detective Inspector Rod Kemp said today the three were taken into custody on Wednesday night.

Inspector Kemp said it was too early to say whether the grave contains human remains.

"We of have fears it is human and it could be the missing person," he said.

Inspector Kemp said police had been in touch with Mr Kim's family and members of Brisbane's Korean community which was still reeling from the death of Eunji Ban last month.

"It is different to Eunji Ban thank goodness for that," he said.

Min Tae Kim, 28, was reported missing from his Cannon Hill home earlier this week.

It is understood Mr Kim was planning to return to Korea on January 10 after spending the past two years in Australia on a working holiday and had placed an advertisement on the website Gumtree to exchange $A15,000 cash for South Korean Won.