Visitors cross the warning lines to watch the scene.
Around 1,000 tourists and local residents scrambled up to Piyun mountain at Zhejiang’s Xinhe town yesterday to watch and take pictures at the site where a 12-year-old girl had been killed while sketching in the area on December 28.
The spectators came in an endless stream, turning Piyun mountain into the most crowded tourist spot in the city, according to the locals.
Many of the curious spectators even brought their family members along to visit the site.
The 12-year-old victim, surnamed Wu, reportedly came to the mountain to sketch trees on the morning of December 28. When her family lost contact with her, they reported it to police later that afternoon. At around 7:00 p.m., Wu was found dead inside of a temple on the mountain, according to Sina News.
At around 11:00 p.m on December 29, the murder suspect, a man named Tian Qingqing from Hunan, was apprehended by police.
The murder site.
According to Tian’s confession, he murdered Wu with violent means after being resisted during a robbery attempt.
Media reports say that after Tian was arrested, spectators thought cops would bring him back to identify the site and traveled there to watch. Police, however, were still interrogating Tian at the police station.
By Lucy Liu
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