The 2 ladies thrown right into a ravine after a 30-year-old U.S. nationwide allegedly sexually assaulted and attacked the American vacationers at a German fairytale fort have been recognized as latest college graduates, the Each day Mail reported.
Eva Liu, 21, plunged 165 ft to her dying Wednesday on a visit to the Neuschwanstein fort along with her good friend Kelsey Chang, 22. Each had graduated from the College of Illinois Urbana-Champaign simply final month with levels in laptop science and laptop engineering, respectively.
Native authorities declare the suspect assaulted Liu close to the Marienbruecke bridge and pushed Chang off the steep slope when she tried to return to her good friend’s rescue. The person then strangled Liu earlier than thrusting her off the cliff of the vacationer hotspot.
Füssen mountain rescue service personnel reached the pair of graduates, who have been airlifted by helicopter to the hospital. There, Liu died in a single day whereas Chang miraculously survived with solely bruises and a laceration. A fallen tree appeared to have damaged the 22-year-old’s fall, in keeping with the Each day Mail.
The 30-year-old suspect initially fled the scene of the assault earlier than police arrested him on suspicion of homicide, tried homicide, and a sexual offense. His identification stays unknown. Each day Mail has realized that every one three American vacationers had been staying on the identical resort and traveled to the fort collectively, however seemingly didn’t know each other.
A decide dominated Thursday that the person be held in jail pending a potential indictment. Officers are nonetheless working to confirm which U.S. state he’s from, and a police spokesperson confirmed “he did have his say” in court docket however didn’t wish to reveal the suspect’s phrases.
“Our College of Illinois household is mourning the mindless dying of Ms. Liu and the assault on Ms Chang,” UIUC affiliate chancellor Robin Kaler wrote in a press release. “[They] ought to have been capable of rejoice such an essential accomplishment with out the worry of such a tragic end result.”