LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Zhang Lin was not stabbed by a black guy, as he told police on March 23, Lafayette law enforcement reported Thursday.
In fact, Zhang Lin isn’t really Zhang Lin at all. He actually is Qingyu Lin, law enforcement claimed, who arrested a female Wednesday. Law enforcement suspected her of aiding whoever attacked Qingyu Lin.
As of Thursday, law enforcement know Qingyu Lin was stabbed, but absolutely nothing he originally advised them about the circumstances bordering the assault is panning out to be truthful.
“We are not searching for a black male as a suspect,” Lafayette police Lt. Randy Sherer mentioned. “This was not a random black guy targeting a random Asian guy.”
Police arrested Wenfang Lin on suspicion that she’s not getting truthful and hindering their investigation.
Law enforcement booked Wenfang Lin, 42, 3506 Burnley Push of West Lafayette, into the Tippecanoe County Jail on Wednesday for suspicion of aiding a legal, untrue informing and obstruction of justice.
Law enforcement invested the previous week sorting by means of Qingyu Lin’s story. They are nonetheless investigating the stabbing, and no 1 else has been arrested.
Qingyu Lin explained to police he was leaving the Royal Grill close to the Tippecanoe Mall, when he was attacked by a black guy. Qingyu Lin told law enforcement he termed a buddy for a ride to the healthcare facility after the stabbing.
“Consequently considerably into the investigation, no actual physical proof was found at the reported crime scene, no substantiated evidence was recovered in surveillance footage, and there were several discrepancies in the statements offered by Qingyu Lin and Wen Lin,” a Lafayette police news launch said.
Police watched several hours of surveillance videos and interviewed numerous people today with no turning up any proof to support Lin’s story about how he was stabbed, law enforcement claimed.
Soon after getting arrested Wednesday night, Wenfang Lin posted a $500 cash bond and was produced, in accordance to on the net jail records.
“Almost nothing uncovered for the duration of the course of the investigation would suggest that customers of the Asian group in the Greater Lafayette Area are getting randomly specific,” the Lafayette law enforcement information launch stated.
Law enforcement request that any one with any facts about this stabbing get in touch with law enforcement at 765-807-1200 or leave an anonymous information at the We Idea Hotline at 800-782-7463.
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