Police in the United States are investigating the killing of a 37-year-old University of Pittsburgh investigator, who was “about to make very significant findings,” around the coronavirus.
According to information from the medical examiner, Bing Liu’s body was found inside a house in Ross Township on Saturday, with injuries to the head and neck, attributable to gunshots.
Later, a 46-year-old second person, Hao Gu, was found dead inside a vehicle just over a kilometer away.
According to NBC News, Ross Township Police Detective Sergeant Brian Kohlhepp said the two knew each other and it is believed that Gu killed Liu and then committed suicide by shooting himself, however, their relationship is still under investigation and the motive for the crime.
Through a statement, from the University of Pittsburgh, they indicated that he was an excellent mentor and researcher, who co-authored more than 30 articles.
“Bing was about to make very significant findings to understand the cellular mechanisms underlying SARS-CoV-2 infection and the cellular basis for the following complications,” they said.
And they added that “we will make an effort to complete what started in an effort to pay tribute to the researcher.”