29-year-old man arrested over York University student webcam death

April 21st, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Toronto, Apr 21 (ANI): Toronto Police have arrested a 29-year-old man over the death of a Chinese student, Qian Liu, who was murdered in her York University Village bedroom in Toronto, Canada.

Liu was attacked when she was engaged in an online video chat with her boyfriend in China.

According to Fox News, Brian Dickson, from Toronto, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

He is expected to appear in court today.Police are attempting to retrieve the webcam images after the unnamed boyfriend said that there had been a knock at the door during their conversation at around 1 a.m. on Friday morning.”She opened the door to a male. She could have known the male, but he was unknown to the online witness,” Detective Sergeant Frank Skubic from Toronto Police had said.The suspect allegedly asked to use her cell phone and a violent struggle ensued, part of which was witnessed by Liu’s boyfriend until the computer was shut off.The boyfriend had tried to raise an alarm with Liu’s friends at the university through several social networking websites, but police only arrived at the scene ten hours later to find her semi-naked body.Liu was found naked from the waist down, but police said that there were no obvious signs of sexual assault. The cause of death is yet to be announced.Liu’s flatmates had said that the suspect had been pursuing her romantically. (ANI)

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