Eva Liu’s Murderer Identified as 30-Year-Old Troy Bohling
June 26, 2023
GERMANY—An American tourist who allegedly pushed an Asian woman off a 160 ft. cliff from a castle that inspired Disney’s Cinderella has been identified as 30-year-old Troy Bohling from Lincoln Park, Michigan.
Bohling was visiting Germany on a tourist visa when he allegedly pushed two Asian women down a 160 ft. cliff near Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria, according to The Daily Mail.
He is currently facing a murder charge, attempted murder, and an attempted sexual assault charge after the death of 21-year-old Eva Liu.
Liu’s friend, Kelsey Chang, 22, amazingly survived being thrown down the same ravine as her friend after her fall was broken by a tree.
Bohling was staying at a boarding house in the town of Oberstof and was arrested at the scene. Video footage shows him being led away in handcuffs.
The 30-year-old suspect lived with his brother Trevor in a single-story house about 20 minutes from Detroit and pay $1,400 a month in rent, reports The Daily Mail.
Neighbors describe Bohling as “quiet” and not very friendly and said the brothers were often away for long periods of time. Bohling attended Allen Park High School near Detroit and former classmates described him as shy and inconspicuous.
Other sources say Bohling had an Asian girl fetish and he allegedly spent most of his time playing “Dungeons and Dragons” in the library back in high school.
Liu and Chang were on a trip to celebrate their graduation from the University of Illinois. Authorities said the two women had met the Bohling near the Marienbrucke bridge, which spans a gorge overlooking the castle.
The 30-year-old persuaded the two women to follow him off a trail to a spot commonly used for “romantic” selfies, reports The Daily Mail.
Investigators said that’s when he attacked Liu and when her friend went to her aid, she was shoved down a steep cliff. Bohling then attempted to sexually assault Liu before pushing her down the cliff where she suffered massive injuries.
Both women were flown by helicopter to a local hospital where Liu succumbed to her injuries. Chang has been released from the hospital.
Bohling fled the scene and was caught after a massive manhunt. He will be tried in Bavaria and will not be extradited to the United States.