Crime

Friend Watches Student's Murder via Webcam

A 23-year-old York University student, a Beijing native, was killed in Toronto, while speaking to her friend in China by webcam. The Toronto Sun reports that the friend witnessed the attack and can identify the attacker. The witness says the suspect was white, 6-feet tall, between 20 and 30 years old, weighed 175 to 200 pounds, with medium-length brown hair. The intruder turned off the laptop during the struggle, so the witness did not see the entire attack; the laptop is still missing. The newspaper also reports that the student was being stalked by a suitor she had rejected. The witness tried to get help, but everyone he attempted to contact was asleep at the time. Friends received his email in mid-morning, and the student’s body was discovered hours later.