A Pittsburgh COVID-19 researcher was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in what appears to be a murder-suicide, police investigators said.
Bing Liu, 37, was an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and was said to have been close to a major discovery about the coronavirus.
It is not known why Liu was apparently killed by an acquaintance or whether his death had anything to do with the virus he was researching.
Liu was working toward “understanding the cellular mechanisms that underlie SARS-CoV-2 infection and the cellular basis of the following complications,” his university colleagues wrote.
“We will make an effort to complete what he started in an effort to pay homage to his scientific excellence,” they went on. “His loss will be felt throughout the entire scientific community.”
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