A Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student wished as an individual of curiosity within the slaying of a Yale graduate student allegedly stole an SUV on the day of the murder, authorities stated in a report Sunday.
Qinxuan Pan — wished in reference to the killing of 26-year-old Kevin Jiang earlier this month — is accused of swiping a blue GMC Terrain from a Massachusetts automotive dealership then switching its license plate for a Connecticut one to “conceal the identity” of the automobile, in response to the New Haven Register.
The 29-year-old, whose final identified tackle was in Malden, Massachusetts, allegedly requested to check drive the automobile on Feb. 6 — the identical day Kevin Jiang was killed — at an area dealership however by no means returned the journey, in response to the paper, which cited a police report.
An area automotive salesman stated Pan requested to take the SUV to a mechanic for an inspection at round 11 a.m. and later requested for extra time, citing a household emergency, in response to police.
But when he stopped responding to texts, the salesperson reported the SUV lacking at round 7:30 p.m., in response to the report.
Cops then went to Pan’s residence, the place a relative reportedly informed officers Pan had “changed his cell phone number and wouldn’t tell them where he was.”
By 10:45 p.m. the SUV was found deserted on a railroad observe in North Haven, Connecticut, the town the place Yale is positioned.
A nationwide manhunt for Pan has since ensued, with a $10,000 reward being provided by federal officers.
Pan was final was seen in Georgia and could possibly be staying with mates in Duluth or Brookhaven areas of that state, in response to U.S. Marshals Office for Connecticut,
Jiang, a graduate student enrolled in Yale’s School of the Environment, was shot lifeless on a avenue in New Haven’s East Rock part on Feb. 6.
The alleged automotive theft incident was utilized by cops in Attleboro District Courthouse of Massachusetts in an try and get a warrant for Pan’s arrest on a larceny cost, the paper reported.
Pan has additionally been charged with illegal flight to keep away from prosecution and interstate theft of a automobile.