Chinese college student fatally stabbed
Police in Bloomington, Indiana, have identified an Indiana University student and her live-in boyfriend who were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.
The (Bloomington) Herald-Times reported that police said Yaolin Wang, 21, a junior at IU, died of apparent stab wounds, and Chuanlin Xiao, 20, who previously lived in the state of Washington, was found hanged near her body. Both were found on Sept 30 in an apartment complex common area.
Police said the couple had lived together at the complex for about a month. The victim and suspect had been in a relationship for about six months. The investigation is continuing.
Christopher Viers, IU associate vice-president for international services, said Wang had transferred from North Seattle Community College in Washington. She was originally from Jiyuan City in China’s northwestern Henan province.
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie issued a statement on Oct 3 on the death of Wang and another student, Joseph Smedley II, who drowned.