Alumna Ruth George murdered

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Central alumna Ruth "Ruthie" George was pursued and murdered after intentionally ignoring catcalls.

Kylie Brown, Entertainment Editor

Ruth George, a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a graduate from Naperville Central, was found dead in a campus parking garage on Nov. 23. The convict, Donald Thurman, allegedly strangled her to death because he was angered when she didn’t respond to his cat calls.

George’s family reported her missing to campus police when they grew concerned that she had not returned home. Police were able to track her phone to a parking lot on campus where they discovered George unresponsive in the back of a family-owned vehicle. 

Thurman was arrested after being identified through video footage. He later confessed and was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated-sexual assault.

Delta Epsilon Mu, a co-ed fraternity for pre-health students, created a fundraiser to mourn the death of George. The fundraiser, already surpassing its goal of $25,000, will support George’s family as they handle and grieve the loss of their daughter.