Hyderabad: A 19-year-old Indian American from Hyderabad identified as Ruth George, studying at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) was found dead in her car in the garage at UIC on Saturday, November 23.
Graduating from Naperville Central High school in 2018 according to her Facebook page, Ruth George was studying Kinesiology and was in her second year at UIC, officials said. The family , once lived in Red-hills of Hyderabad migrated to the US 30 years ago, the mother is a medical profession while the father worked in the US postal department, the family here said.
After being reported missing from about 11 am on Saturday, November 23, by her family, she was found dead in the backseat of her car at the Halsted Street Parking Garage near Taylor street. Investigation revealed that, accused Donald Thurman murdered her.
"The man found Ruth George pretty and initially tried to talk to her . However, she ignored him. The man followed her to the garage. He then sexually assaulted and strangulated Ruth, said the police . Donald Thurman has been denied a bail after being produced in court.
The University of Illinois, Chicago students describe the Ruth , as 'baby colour' because of the colour she used to spread with her smile. Her family has issued a statement saying they hold no grudge against the culprit. University students tied yellow ribbons on the campus.