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Missing university student is found dead

Family had appealed for help after 35-year-old went missing a fortnight ago

02 March, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Yan Sihong was studying at King’s College London

A MISSING university student was found dead on Wednesday.

Police had issued a public appeal to find Yan Sihong, a doctorate student at King’s College London.

The 35-year-old, from Shenyang in Liaoning province, had been been expected to attend a Chinese New Year event on February 16.

Her body was discovered at around 3am at a home in Westminster.

A statement from The Chinese embassy said: “The embassy has been informed by police that Yan was found dead in her residence. The relevant investigation is ongoing. The embassy has informed the family and will provide assistance. The family has asked to respect the privacy.”

A Met Police statement said: “Formal identification has not yet taken place, but officers believe that the deceased woman is Miss Yan. Her next of kin have been informed.

“The death is being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”



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