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Missing Chinese girl, 11, found slain

NEW YORK, May 29 -- The body of a slain young girl pulled from the East River in New York City has been positively identified as an 11- year-old Chinese immigrant missing since May 13. Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner, tells United Press International that Quin-Rong Wu of Chinatown was strangled.

He body was recovered Wednesday evening just north of the Manhattan Bridge. Borakove says the girl, whose body and face were bloated beyond recognition, had to be indentified through her dental records. Police say the girl's mother last saw her child when the girl left home to make the one-block walk to school 17 days ago. A witness interviewed by police reported seeing an Asian girl who fit Wu's description with a white, bearded man, crying on a subway several hours after Wu was last seen. Other witnesses have reported seeing a caucasian man staring at young Chinese girls near Wu's school. Police are looking for that man. The Wu family came to America last year from the Guangdong Province in southern China. ---

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