Professor Bing Liu was a Chinese-born researcher on American soil. He was studying cellular mechanisms of the coronavirus and he was apparently close to making ‘significant findings’. However, he is now dead.
The 37-year-old researcher was found murdered at his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The incident took place at around noon on Saturday, May 02. He was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the head, neck and torso. His home in the suburbs of Ross township in Pittsburgh was in ruins.
Investigators have been quick to call this an outcome of a love triangle feud, a lengthy dispute which apparently included Hao Gu.
Hao Gu is a 46-year old software engineer and has been identified as the murderer. As per reports, after opening fire on Professor Liu, Hao Gu turned the gun on himself. He, too, was found dead in a car parked just 100 yards away.
It is being called a case of murder-suicide, but investigators have yet to offer additional details about how the two men knew each other.
Here’s the twist in the tail. Professor Bing Liu was working at the University of Pittsburgh’s Medical Centre. The organisation has issued a statement on his death.
“Bing was on the verge of making very significant findings towards understanding the cellular mechanisms that underlie sars-cov-2 infection and the cellular basis of the following complications,” the statement read.
The manner in which Dr Bing died in has caused a lot to look at his work as motivation for his sudden death. The part that really has people confused is why the police would mention a love triangle if they are yet to link both parties to each other. This story is about 2 days old so more information is still yet to come, but in these uncertain and sceptical times some already believe that the investigation will be an opportunity for the police to create or even fabricate information.
Members of the university’s School of Medicine describe their former colleague as an outstanding researcher and mentor, and have pledged to complete Liu’s research “in an effort to pay homage to his scientific excellence.”