Police suspect Tamkang University student may have been electrocuted before drowning in ditch
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police suspect that the cause of death of a 25-year-old Tamkang University student found in a Taipei park could be electric shock, followed by drowning, reported UDN.
A fourth-year female student at Tamkang University surnamed Wei (魏) was found dead yesterday in a riverside park under Bailing Bridge in Taipei’s Shilin District. When detectives examined her body, they found that her index finger, middle finger, and ring finger on her left hand had wounds that appeared to have been inflicted by an electric shock.
With the exception of an abrasion on her nose and sand found inside, investigators saw no other visible wounds to her body. Prosecutors suspect that she might have grabbed an electric pole by mistake at the Danan Pumping Station, was knocked unconscious, fell face first into the nearby ditch, and ultimately drowned. [FULL STORY]