April 19, 2014

Eau Claire County man arrested for murder

An Eau Claire County man is accused of killing a woman who lived with him, and hiding her body in a shed.  Ying Xiong is accused of killing Panhia Vue. An autopsy indicated Vue was strangled. Her upper body was badly burned when it was discovered Tuesday in a shed at the home the two shared in Altoona, near Eau Claire. Investigating officers found signs of a struggle in a bedroom in the home.

Vue was last seen on Sunday. Police say Xiong fled the area Tuesday morning, switched vehicles, and drove 100 miles to Mosinee. The 41 year-old suspect was arrested in Marathon County on Wednesday afternoon. Bond was set at half a million dollars cash at a bond hearing Friday morning. Xiong is due back in court on Tuesday.

WAYY