New Haven, CT – The U.S. Marshals are expanding the manhunt nationwide for fugitive Qinxuan Pan, who is now charged with murder.
"On Friday, Feb. 26, the New Haven Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging MIT graduate student Qinxuan Pan with the murder of Yale University student Kevin Jiang," said U.S. Marshal Lawrence J. Bobnick of the District of Connecticut.
"Having accepted the delegation of apprehension responsibility for the fugitive, the U.S. Marshals Service for the District of Connecticut would like to commend the professionalism of the New Haven Police Department and its diligent investigation leading to felony murder charges. We are committed to working tirelessly, leveraging our nationwide resources and global reach to bring this individual to justice," said Bobnick.
Pan was last seen in the early morning hours on Feb. 11 driving with family members in Brookhaven or Duluth, Georgia. According to family, Pan was carrying a black backpack and acting strange.
Pan is a 6-foot Asian male weighing 170 pounds with a medium complexion and short black hair.
The U.S. Marshals are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the direct location and arrest of Pan. Persons having information about his whereabouts should contact the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-Wanted-2 (1-877-926-8332). Tips can also be submitted via the USMS Tips. Any information shared will be considered confidential. Pan should be considered armed and dangerous. Individuals should not attempt to apprehend him themselves.
The Violent Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals from the District of Connecticut. The task force's objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sexual predators. Membership agencies include Hartford, New Haven, West Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Waterbury Police Departments as well as Connecticut Parole.