DeKalb County

U.S. Marshals searching for man in connection to murder of Yale student who could be in Georgia

DULUTH, Ga. — U.S. Marshals are searching for a person of interest in the murder of a Yale student who they say could be in Georgia.

Qinxuan Pan, 29, is being sought for questioning in the death of Yale University student Kevin Jiang, which happened in New Haven, Connecticut on Feb. 6.

Pan is from Massachusetts but may have traveled to Duluth, Marshals said. He is an MIT graduate student. He was last seen at a Best Western hotel in North Haven, CT.

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Pan is currently charged with one count of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and interstate theft of vehicle.

Marshals are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his arrest.

The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force said Pan should be considered armed and dangerous.


Marshals described him as a 6-foot-tall man who weighs 170 pounds with a medium complexion and short black hair. He could be staying with friends or family in Duluth or Brookhaven.

“According to family, Pan was carrying a black backpack and acting strange,” Marshals said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact U.S. Marshals at 1-877-Wanted-2 (1-877-926-8332). Individuals should not attempt to apprehend him themselves.

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