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Arrests made in Ying Wu and Ming Qu case, USC issues statement

The Los Angeles Police Department announced on May 18 the arrests of two suspects in connection with the deaths of USC graduate students Ying Wu and Ming Qu.

USC president C. L. Max Nikias issued the following statement at the time of the arrest:

Ying Wu and Ming Qu

Ying Wu and Ming Qu (Photos/Courtesy of the Wu and Qu families)

“On behalf of the entire Trojan Family, I wish to convey my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and the talented and hardworking team of LAPD investigators. They shared our outrage at this senseless and singular act and worked passionately to reach a resolution. The arrest of the suspects in the tragic deaths of our graduate students, Ying Wu and Ming Qu, begins the process of healing and of closing a painful chapter in the life of our community. We will always mourn the loss of Ying and Ming, but find comfort in the hope of achieving justice.”

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