Chicago man, 46-year-old Yaer Shen, was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with strangling to death a missing 37-week pregnant woman, 40-year-old Bilian Fang, who was carrying his child. Police have said he was arrested at his home Tuesday after they were able to link him to the murder. He was charged with first-degree murder, concealing a homicidal death, and intentional homicide of an unborn child. Shen was first connected to the murder when Fang attempted to call her 14-year-old daughter on his phone the night she went missing.
Prosecutors have said Shen and Fang worked together at a restaurant that Shen owned and that the couple drove to his home the day she went missing. The prosecutors believe that when they arrived at Shen’s home they got into an argument at which time Fang attempted to call her daughter on Shen’s phone. They have said he then strangled her to death and took her body to the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant where he covered her body with branches in the wooded area and left her and her personal belongings.
Authorities have said they found a handwritten apology letter among the belongings in the woods that they believe Shen wrote to Fang after killing her.
Shen is currently being held with no bond.
Fang’s daughter had reported her pregnant mother missing back on October 10th and said she had been with Shen before her disappearance. Though it wasn’t until Tuesday that Shen was arrested in connection to the disappearance turned to murder.
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