A Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student wanted as a person of interest in the slaying of a Yale graduate student is believed to be in Georgia, authorities said.
Qinxuan Pan, 29, is being sought by US Marshals in the homicide of Kevin Jiang, a 26-year-old graduate student at Yale’s School of the Environment who was found fatally shot late Saturday in New Haven, Connecticut.
Pan was not in custody early Friday, but a manhunt for the MIT grad student was intensifying in Georgia, a US Marshals spokesman told The Post.
“We’re ramping it up this morning, we’re putting more local assets on the ground,” Deputy Matthew Duffy said.
Pan could possibly be staying with friends or family in Duluth or Brookhaven, Georgia, Duffy said. He was last seen early Thursday driving with relatives in the cities outside Atlanta, US Marshals said.
“Pan was carrying a black backpack and acting strange,” US Marshals said in a news release.