Canadian True Crime

105 The Murder of Liu Qian



Sometime after midnight in 2011, 23 year old York University student Liu Qian was chatting to an old friend via webcam as she studied in her tiny basement dorm room in Toronto.But there was a knock at her door—and her friend on the other side of the computer screen would be the only witness to the terror that would unfold.Further information:Open Letter, Artworks and Photos of Liu Qian from her father Liu Jianhui, translated by Professor Charles Burton and published by the Toronto StarCanadian Universities are Failing Students on Sexual Assault, by Zane Schwartz, published in Macleans 2018Thanks for supporting our sponsors!See the special offer codes here Ad-free episodes:All episodes, ad-free and often early on Patreon and Supercast.Credits:Research: Gemma HarrisAdditional research and writing: Kristi LeeAudio editing and production: We Talk of Dreams Disclaimer voiced by the host of TrueAll credits and information sources can be found on the page for this episode at