Body of missing U.S. woman found in Russia -- By AFP

Getty American student missing in Russia reported dead

Getty American student missing in Russia reported dead

Serou's mother, Beccy Serou, told NPR last week that her daughter was in a hurry last Tuesday to return to a clinic in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, about 250 miles east of Moscow, where she had made a payment that didn't go through.

Russian news reports said searchers on Saturday found the body of an American student who went missing several days earlier and that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

"In a auto with a stranger". NPR reported she had texted her mother, Beccy Serou of MS, that day to say: "In a vehicle with a stranger. I hope I'm not being abducted", Serou recalled her daughter saying.

A surveillance photo reportedly shows Catherine looking out an open passenger-side window of a silver auto around when she vanished.

Catherine Serou served in the Marines, went to Afghanistan, got a bachelor's in design and a master's in art history at the University of California, Davis.

The Russian investigative committee reported that the suspect has "repeatedly" been convicted of "especially grave crimes".

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"Her telephone last pinged off a cell tower in that forest, " the mom said. The cause of death was not specified.

Beccy Serou told NPR she believed her daughter may have gotten into a stranger's auto on accident instead of an Uber because she was in a rush to get back to a clinic where a payment she made did not go through.

More than 100 volunteers scoured local forests last week for any sign of the law student - before her suspected killer was cuffed, authorities said. The 34-year-old graduate student and former U.S. Marinehad enrolled in a master's program in law at Lobachevsky University in Nizhny Novgorod in 2019 and hoped to pursue a career as an immigration lawyer, her mother said.

Ms Serou had planned to return to the USA to work as an immigration lawyer and had been enjoying her time in Russian Federation, her mother told NPR.

She had sat for a videotaped interview posted on a Russian Web site previous year in which she laughed about the cultural differences between the US and Russia.

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