A Georgia man is on the run from police after being suspected of killing his Chinese ex-girlfriend inside her apartment near Atlanta.
24-year-old Brian Marsh Semrinec is believed to be driving a 2015 Honda CRV that was owned by his victim, a 28-year-old graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology from China. Police said that Semrinec has been charged with both aggravated assault and felony murder. They are offering a $2,000 reward for any information that leads to his capture.
The woman, Shuyi Li, did not show up for work on Monday. That afternoon, police forced their way into her apartment and found her dead.
So far, little information has been released about the case. A police spokesman said that Semrinec and Li were in a relationship at one time and that the two had worked at the same establishment for a period of time.
News of Li’s murder has already gone viral on Chinese social media, raising more fears for those who want to study abroad in the US. Earlier this year, Zhang Yingying, a Chinese student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, went missing from campus. She was last seen on June 9th, climbing into a black Saturn Astra that had stopped on the road beside her. Later that month, police arrested the car’s owner, charging him in connection with Zhang’s disappearance. While Zhang is believed dead, her body has still not been found.
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