Yet another Chinese student has met a tragic end in North America.
On September 22nd, police in British Columbia announced that they had found the body of 17-year-old Yu Linhai who had went missing 11 days before. Few details have been released about the teen’s death, except that it not considered suspicious at this time.
Yu was last seen by a carpool driver near Mitchel Island, located between the cities of Vancouver and Richmond, at around 2:15 p.m. on September 11th. His body was found by police in a nearby river.
The family of the deceased student had issued a press release after his disappearance, urging all local authorities to continue searching for their son. The result of their undertaking; however, now provides more grief than relief for Yu Linhai’s parents and loved ones.
Back in June, the disappearance of Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying from the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign made headlines in both the US and China. Zhang is presumed dead but her body has not been found. Her alleged kidnapper awaits trial.
Meanwhile, police are searching for a Georgia man who is suspected of murdering his Chinese ex-girlfriend, a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, in her own home last week.
By Máté Mohos
[Images via The Paper / Richmond Missing Persons]
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