12-Year-Old Chinese Girl Raped and Murdered in Guangzhou

12-year-old girl raped and murdered in Guangzhou.

12-year-old girl raped and murdered in Guangzhou.

From Southern Metropolis Daily:

Guangzhou 12-Year-Old Girl Raped and Murdered After Being Abducted Downstairs from Own Home

Southern Metropolis Daily report — Journalists Lian Jie and Li Jie — After nearly half a month of searching for their daughter, the parents of Xiao Lin [“Little/Young” Lin] ultimately can only face their daughter’s not complete remains. This tragedy happened in Guangzhou city’s Huadu district Shiling town. On the night of January 28, the 12-year-old Young Lin who had gone out to buy shoes had yet to return home. Her parents reported it to the police and searched for days without result. Finally, police arrested criminal suspect Pan X and found a suspicious corpse in Hecheng that was identified as Young Lin. According to the suspect’s account, Young Lin had been raped and murdered by him.


The man had followed her from the market all the way to her home downstairs

12-year-old Young Lin’s family lives in Guangzhou Huadu district Shiling town. Around 7pm on the evening of January 28th, just three days after her birthday, Young Lin went out by herself to the Hecheng Market about 15 minutes away from her home to buy shoes and never returned home again.

Young Lin’s aunt Miss Zhong says after the incident, they saw from various surveillance cameras: At 8:48pm on the 28th, Young Lin had returned to her home downstairs when suddenly a man that had been tailing after her put his arms around Young Lin, seemingly covering Young Lin’s mouth, then pushed Young Lin to the opposite side where they immediately disappeared from the security camera’s view.

“This same person was discovered at Hecheng Market [in surveillance footage], wandering around in the market as if looking for a target before eventually following Young Lin,” said Miss Zhong. Neither Young Lin’s parents nor relatives recognized this man. In other surveillance footage, this man and Young Lin had passed through Kangzheng Road and Tuanjie Road, and after passing the intersection of Hecheng Road ad Hecheng Primary School Road, they entered Hecheng village where there were not street lights. Because there was no surveillance camera at the entrance to the village, the trailed was broken there.

Her family refused to give up and eventually in other Hecheng village surveillance footage found the man in front of a shopping mall of the village with his arm around Young Lin’s neck. “I saw him gripping her neck.” After that, there was again no more surveillance footage.


The frantic search, the frightening phone call

On the night of January 28, Young Lin’s parents called the police. On the 29th, Young Lin’s parents again reported the case to authorities, requesting the police investigate the surveillance footage of various street intersections as well as conduct a search in Hecheng village. The family printed missing person notices and posted/handed them out everywhere, handing out many especially in Hecheng village, also leaving their contact telephone number.

On the 30th, the family noticed that Young Lin’s QQ [instant messaging account] had briefly gone online; On the 31st, this QQ account had also been online. Young Lin’s friend Young Ping also contacted Young Lin’s parents on the 31st, claiming Young Lin had arranged to meet at Young Ping’s family’s stall. [Young Lin’s] family immediately went to the arranged meeting spot where they waited an entire morning but Young Lin did not appear.

On the evening of February 2nd, Miss Zhong received a frightening telephone call. Miss Zhong says the sound on the other end was very low and the only words she could make out were “Are you looking for your niece? Your niece’s body is very nice”, scaring her so to the point of her body trembling.

On February 10th, Young Lin’s parents suddenly received a call from a Hecheng villager saying the police have entered the village and sealed off the fish pond, reportedly having found a girl’s body. That day, criminal police extracted DNA from relatives and yesterday afternoon, the family were notified that the deceased was determined to be Young Lin.

An unbearable conclusion after nearly half a month. In the Public Security Bureau , Young Lin’s mother was curled up in Miss Zhong’s arms crying without stop, while Young Lin’s father could only watch his wife with listless eyes, saying nothing.


The most commented article of the day on NetEase…

From NetEase:

Guangzhou 12-Year-Old Girl Raped and Murdered Case Solved, Suspected Captured

Yancheng Evening News report — On the night of the 28th last month, a 12-year-old Huadu girl Young Lin left her home to buy something but instead ran into a beast of a man who lured her to a rented room where she was first raped and then killed. The day before yesterday, the criminal suspect Pan X was arrested by Huadu police.

January 29th around midnight, Yuan X called the Huadu police claiming that his/her 12-year-old daughter Young Lin had not returned home after leaving home to buy something around 7pm on the 28th. After receiving the report, Huadu police immediately set up a special investigative team to begin the investigation. After a large number of interviews and investigation, the special investigative team police officers had strong suspicions that Pan X (male, 25 years old, from Guangxi) committed the crime. Two days ago, police arrested Pan X at a leather products company in Shiling town Hecheng village.

Through interrogation, the criminal suspect Pan X confessed that he had approached Young Lin on the street on the night of January 28th and subsequently lured her to his own rented room where he had sexual relations with her. Then, afraid Young Lin would expose the matter after leaving, Pan X strangled her to death and dumped her body.

At present, Pan X has already been detained as a criminal in accordance with the law, with the investigation continuing.

Comments from NetEase:

utcipzyz [网易上海市网友]:

Worse than a beast/animal! I suggest he be castrated and then executed!!!

网易河南省郑州市手机网友 ip:61.52.*.*: (responding to above)

You’re so merciful 😁

网易辽宁省大连市手机网友 ip:116.3.*.*:

Death by a thousand cuts, and quartered [limbs pulled apart by horse-drawn carts].

网易湖北省手机网友 ip:117.136.*.*:

Lured to his rented room?? When you’re already 12 years old, how can you be so easily deceived, her family education must’ve been lacking [parents did not teach her to be wary of strangers].

网易浙江省杭州市手机网友 ip:211.140.*.*:

Didn’t they say she was abducted? How did it become lured?

网易河北省石家庄市手机网友 ip:124.236.*.*:

Saying he’s worse than an animal is an insult to animals.

网易广东省深圳市手机网友 ip:112.97.*.*:

Why not just go to Dongguan?

网易青海省西宁市手机网友 ip:221.207.*.*:

Suggest his entire family be executed.

xfg11 [网易广西贵港市手机网友]:

Death penalty without reprieve.

网易广西桂林市手机网友 ip:116.1.*.*:

Such an animal!

网易广东省广州市越秀区网友 [忍辱负重or苟且偷生]:

First confiscate all of his individual assets/property as compensation for the girl’s family, then sentence him to death to be carried out immediately!

网易江苏省手机网友 ip:117.136.*.*: (responding to above)

I suggest not executing him immediately. First excise all of the usable organs on the beast’s body, sell them to sick people in need of organ transplants, and give all the funds to the victim’s family as compensation!

xiaojingling1 [网易山东省济南市手机网友]:

Not even sparing this small of a child, he must be put to death!

How should this type of criminals be dealt with?


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