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Indian-American student sexually assaulted, strangulated to death in Chicago


WASHINGTON: A 19-year-old Indian-American scholar was sexually assaulted and then strangulated to demise in Chicago, police mentioned a couple of brutal murder that has stunned the neighborhood within the United States.

Ruth George, firstly hailing from Hyderabad and an honours scholar on the University of Illinois, was discovered useless within the again seat of a family-owned vehicle in a campus storage on Saturday.

The assailant, Donald Thurman, 26, was arrested Sunday from a Chicago metro station. He isn't associated with the college. On Monday, he was formally charged with first-degree murder and aggravated sexual attack for killing George.

The medical examiner ruled George's demise a murder through strangulation.

According to the college, George was a sophomore and kinesiology major.

The college mentioned in a statement George's family reported to the University Police on Saturday that she had not been heard from since Friday night.

Her phone was “pinged” to the Halsted Street Parking Garage, and police and family members responded to seek out George unresponsive within the again seat of a vehicle owned through her family.

Police then asked assistance from the FBI Evidence Response Team to assist within the processing of the crime scene and to finish forensics on the vehicle.

According to the college, police retrieved video pictures from existing college cameras of the culprit who was noticed walking at the back of George on Saturday.

She entered the storage on foot at approximately 1:35 a.m., adopted through the culprit. The culprit is noticed once more on video pictures at 2:10 a.m. walking on Halsted Street.

Police then reviewed video pictures from the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago POD cameras, and its inside device to determine shuttle patterns for the culprit.

Based on the observations, police detectives determined to look at the Blue line station all over the hours that the culprit had previously travelled on the Blue line.

Thurman, who has a prison history, was arrested Sunday close to the Blue line teach station at Halsted and Harrison streets. He was taken into custody and subsequently gave a full confession to this horrific crime.


"All folks are devastated through the loss of Ruth George, a member of our Honours College and a talented kinesiology scholar with desires and aspirations to grow to be a well being professional and lend a hand others. Our ideas, our hearts, and our condolences are together with her family and friends all over this attempting length,” University Chancellor Michael D Amiridis mentioned in a statement.


According to native ABC 7 news, yellow ribbons are hung around campus in reminiscence of George, who was nicknamed "Baby Colour."


"The ribbon is, the color is her favorite colour," Cynthia Martinez, UIC student, was quoted as saying. "They simply requested if shall we tie them someplace on campus, in her reminiscence."


Her former gymnastics staff trainer mentioned in a statement to ABC7 that George was a "candy lady" with the "brightest smile" who might be dearly missed.


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