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Man kills his female friend after being unable to rape her

By Mason White 5:16 PM August 13, 2015
Li and Zhou Yunlu 

By: Wayne Morin
A university student was killed by her classmate after he was unable to rape her, police in China said.

The 23-year-old man identified as Li, was arrested by police in Beijing on Monday night, on suspicion of murder.

Li allegedly admitted to killing a fellow student after he tried to rape her, but was unable to do so.

The victim, who was identified as 22-year-old Zhou Yunlu, was an aspiring actress who studied with Li at the Communication University of China.

Yunlu, who was a drama student graduate, disappeared on Sunday, after agreeing to be in a scene for an amateur movie that Li was making.

Friends reported Yunlu missing after she did not arrive to a wedding later that day. They also tried to call her, but her cellphone was turned off.

Police launched an investigation and located her body in a residential area in Chaoyang District of Beijing, where it is believed the shooting of the movie was supposed to take place.

Police did not yet disclosed how the young woman was killed. The case is still being investigated by police.