The Murder of Liu Qian

The Murder of Liu Qian

By Kristi Lee | Canadian True Crime

Sometime after midnight in 2011, 23 year old York University student Liu Qian was chatting to an old friend via webcam as she studied in her tiny basement dorm room in Toronto.

But there was a knock at her door—and her friend on the other side of the computer screen would be the only witness to the terror that would unfold.

Further information:

Open Letter, Artworks and Photos of Liu Qian from her father Liu Jianhui, translated by Professor Charles Burton and published by the Toronto Star

Canadian Universities are Failing Students on Sexual Assault, by Zane Schwartz, published in Macleans 2018

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Research: Gemma Harris

Additional research and writing: Kristi Lee

Audio editing and production: We Talk of Dreams 

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