Police in Cobb County, Georgia are searching for a 24-year-old man suspected of murdering his 28-year-old girlfriend.
Officers found Shuyi Li dead
inside her Smyrna home after she failed to report into work on Monday morning. A subsequent investigation led police to charge Li’s ex-boyfriend, Brian Marsh Semrinec, with aggravated assault and felony murder.
Little is known about the case, such as the cause of death or the events leading up to the murder; what is known is that the two had been romantically involved at one point and had been coworkers in the past, although the nature of their jobs or where they had been employed has yet to be disclosed.
News of Li’s murder has already gone viral on the Chinese social media platform Weibo
, where netizens drew parallels to Yingying Zhang
, another Chinese student who was studying abroad in the U.S. before she was murdered. Although her suspected killer is in captivity, her body has yet to be recovered.
Semrinec’s whereabouts are currently unknown; he is believed to be driving Li’s white 2015 Honda CRV, Georgia license plate number CDD3152.