Student Slain; Friend Witnesses Attack on Web
A 23-year-old exchange student was attacked in her Toronto apartment while a friend in China watched via a computer webcam. She was found dead there hours later.
Toronto Police on Monday identified the student as Qian (Necole) Liu of Beijing. She was talking early Friday morning to a male friend from home when a man allegedly knocked on her door, asking to use her phone, police said in a news release.
The online witness said he saw Liu and the unknown man struggle for a time before the attacker turned off her laptop, the news release said.
The friend in China then started a desperate bid to find out what happened, CNN-affiliate CTV reported.
Ten hours later, police arrived at the basement apartment to find Liu’s dead body, naked from the waist down. Her laptop was missing.