Chinese authorities have charged a former University of Iowa student with the murder of his girlfriend, who was attending Iowa State.
Tong Shao, a Chinese national attending Iowa State University, went missing in September of last year. She was found nine days later in the trunk of her Toyota parked in Iowa City. Her boyfriend, Xiangnan Li — a student at the University of Iowa, was the main suspect, but he fled to China.
In mid-May Li turned himself into police in China. In early June, Chinese authorities came to Iowa to meet with investigators here and on June 19th Li was charged with “intentional homicide.” He will be tried in China on the charge.
According to Chinese law, an “intentional killer” can be sentenced to as little as 10 years in prison or be sentenced to death.