A recent graduate from Illinois is thrown to death by an American man near a German castle


A Naperville, Illinois woman traveling with a friend in Germany was assaulted and killed by an American man last week, according to reports.

How it started: Eva Liu, 21, and her friend Kelsey Chang, 22, hiked near the Marienbrücke bridge in Bavaria on Wednesday, which offers spectacular views of historic Neuschwanstein Castle. Along the way, they met a 30-year-old American man who asked them to follow him on a hidden path to a viewpoint..

The assault begins: After luring the women, the suspect, who was also a tourist, allegedly started attacking Liu. Chang attempted to intervene but was strangled by the man and thrown down a steep slope where she fell approximately 164 feet. She managed to cling to a fallen tree. According to the police, the man then tried to sexually assault Liu before pushing her down the slope.

The following : Mountain rescue services located the women in the afternoon. Liu was airlifted to hospital and died of her injuries the following day. Chang, on the other hand, was able to talk to his rescuers. She was taken to a separate hospital and has since recovered.

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About the suspect: The assailant, who has not been identified, is said to have stayed in the same hotel as his victims. He was arrested shortly after the incident. A witness said he was found with bloody scratches but did not tell authorities. He now faces murder, attempted murder and attempted sexual offence.

About the victims: Both Liu and Chang recently graduated from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and Chang in computer engineering.

A university spokesperson released a statement in response to the tragedy which read:

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I can confirm that Kelsey Chang graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering in May 2023, and Eva Y. Liu graduated with a BS in Computer Science in May 2023. Our family at the University of Illinois mourns the senseless death of Ms. Liu and the attack on Ms. Chang. Both had just graduated in May and should have been able to celebrate such a significant achievement without fearing such a tragic outcome. Our thoughts are with Ms. Chang as she recovers and their two families as they mourn.

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