Dad of murdered Chinese student to fly to Canada

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Posted: Apr 19, 2011 11:11 PM
Dad of murdered Chinese student to fly to Canada

The father of Chinese student murdered in Canada who was last seen alive on a webcam struggling with a man says at first he was hoping there had been a mix-up in names and that it was not his daughter.

But Liu Jianhui said Wednesday that he was not able to reach his daughter and that police made it clear that it was his daughter Liu Qian who was killed last week in Toronto, where she was attending university.

Police say the 23-year-old was chatting with a friend by webcam at about 1 a.m. Friday when an unknown man knocked on the door.

The friend reported seeing a struggle between the two before Liu's webcam was shut off. The friend contacted other friends in Toronto who in turn called police.