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Beijing police say missing college girl killed by schoolmate

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-08-11 15:33

BEIJING - Beijing police confirmed a college girl who went missing over the weekend was killed by a male schoolmate after a failed rape attempt.

In an interview with Xinhua, police gave her surname as Zhou and said she was a student from the Communication University of China.

A WeChat message saying she was missing spread among students and users. The message identified her as Zhou Yunlu, who majored in acting and was in the second year of her graduate studies before her death.

Beijing police acted on a missing-person report from the university late Monday and arrested a male suspect named Li, 23-year-old.

Li told police that he killed Zhou after he failed to rape her. Zhou reportedly was performing in a role for a crew organized by Li.

WeChat users warned aspiring actresses to protect themselves.

Further police investigation is underway.

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