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Police detain 3 suspects in sisters murder case

THREE suspects from neighboring Jiangsu Province and Shanghai have been detained for allegedly murdering two sisters in a rented house in suburban Baoshan District early last month, city police yesterday said.

Jiangsu natives Zang Guanglin, Yu Yongzhao and a local named Dai Weiming allegedly confessed they planned to rob the sisters, who earned a stable living in the city by collecting and selling waste and repairing bicycles. Police said Zang stabbed both victims to death when they resisted.

The crime occurred at a one-story house on Baoshan's Yixian Road near a railway track about 1am on April 2. There were no witnesses to the crime, but a neighbor heard the sisters, both surnamed Zhang, scream for help.

Police said two pieces of evidence linked the suspects to the crime - a pair of glasses and the sheath of a knife that were found at the scene.

Investigators checked more than 2,000 residents living near the scene. After investigation they determined they were looking for two suspects, a strong man taller than 1.65 meters and another taller but thinner man. Almost a month later, Dai, a 1.96-meter jobless man who wore glasses, was identified as a suspect.

Dai was caught on May 9 near the Songnan Road station of Metro Line 3, Baoshan police said. He allegedly admitted to attempting to rob the family, but said that Zang was the one who killed the sisters and that Yu, a lookout in the case, was also with them that night.

Yu and Zang already fled to Jiangsu's Siyang City and Sichuan's Panzhihua City after police offered rewards for clues leading to their capture, police said. Yu was eventually caught in a hotel in Jiangsu, while Zang was seized on May 16 in Panzhihua. A 15-centimeter knife that matched the sheath found at the scene was found in Zang's possession, police said.

The three suspects, all unemployed, allegedly admitted they planned the robbery two weeks before the killing. Zang, who was acquainted with the victims, knew the younger sister was home alone most nights, police said.

The men allegedly sneaked into the unlocked house, but the sisters confronted them.


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