Reports: US student found killed in Russia, suspect arrested
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports said searchers have found the body of an American student who went missing several days earlier and that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The body of 34-year-old Catherine Serou was found Saturday in a wooded area near the city of Bor, 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow.
Russia’s Investigative Committee said a woman’s body was found in Bor and that a suspect with a record of serious crimes had been arrested. The cause of death wasn’t specified.
Beccy Serou, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, told NPR that her daughter had last texted her: “In a car with a stranger. I hope I’m not being abducted.”