Isaac Campbell is still at large after being charged with the murder of PCC student Liya Jessie Lu. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has appealed to the public to be on the lookout for the suspect.Anyone with information is asked to contact LASD homicide at (323) 890-5500.
Previously, Campbell was arrested and released about two weeks before Lu’s body was found Sept. 15. He was arrested on charges of selling and possessing marijuana Sept. 6.
Yet, his stay at the Alhambra lockup took only one hour and 20 minutes, after Campbell paid bail of $20,000.
While Campbell, who was once a PCC nursing program student, was in and out of the jail, officers were searching for Lu’s body. Her body was found later on, in a trashcan in Arcadia.
Lu, a PCC graduate, was re-applying to the nursing program on campus for the fall, after being rejected before, according to PCC health science faculty.
Associated Students President Michael Sansosti, who took classes with Lu two years ago, was shocked about the situation.
“It is really sad. Here is a student that was very nice with an awesome personality, and now she is dead,” said Sansosti. “She was really out-going, friendly. She always would be smiling.”
Meanwhile, Lu’s cousin, Jeremy Zhou, along with Lu’s friend, William Moo are trying to bring Lu’s parents to the United States. “With Jeremy, primarily him, we are trying to bring her parents here,” said Moo.
“I’ve contacted the Victim-Witness Assistance Program to bring her parents,” said Zhou. “Also, the Chinese consulate in L.A. and the L.A. officers are negotiating with the U.S. consulate in Shangai to get the visa for them.”
However, Zhou’s and Moo’s efforts may fall short since “the Chinese government is giving us a hard time,” said Moo.