(Tea Party 247) – This sounds like it was ripped from the pages of a spy novel, not current events. But then again, when have current events been more explosive?
A medical researcher who is said to have been on the “verge of making very significant” coronavirus findings was found dead over the weekend, officials said, after being shot to death.
The man was Bing Liu, a 37-year-old researcher for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner, he was found dead in a home in Ross Township, north of Pittsburgh.
The agency said he had been shot in the head and neck, according to Yahoo News.
Less than an hour after Liu’s body was discovered, Hao Gu, 46, was found dead inside a vehicle less than a mile away.
Ross Township Police Detective Sgt. Brian Kohlhepp told the Associated Press that the men “appeared to be connected beyond their proximity to each other.”
However, and highly suspiciously, a motive for the murder-suicide remains unknown, as well as the relationship between the two men.
So how on earth do they figure it was even connected?
Yahoo News notes that “Liu, who earned a PhD in computational science from the National University of Singapore, worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University before becoming a research associate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.”
The University of Pittsburgh described the scientist in a statement as an excellent mentor, prolific researcher, and the co-author of over 30 papers. He focused on systems biology, a field of study which uses a holistic approach to studying the complex interactions within biological systems.
“Bing was on the verge of making very significant findings toward understanding the cellular mechanisms that underlie SARS-CoV-2 infection and the cellular basis of the following complications,” the school said. “We will make an effort to complete what he started in an effort to pay homage to his scientific excellence.”