Xu Genli - 徐根礼

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Jinggangshan City
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Case Description:

Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Fu Keshu and Mr. Xu Genli from Guizhou Province left home with a 65-year-old woman on November 7, 2005. They arrived at the Jinggang Mountains on the evening of November 16, 2005 and stayed at the Yongxin Hotel, a private entity in Ciping that night. Around 8:00 a.m. on November 17, 2005 they had planned to tour the area, but the elderly woman, not feeling well after the bus ride, stayed at the hotel. Fu Keshu and Xu Genli told her, "Don't go anywhere! We'll return later this afternoon for sure." They left the hotel but never returned. The woman waited at the hotel for five days and then returned to Guiyang City in Guizhou Province on the sixth day.

On April 30, 2006, the family got a phone call from the Criminal Investigation Division of the Jinggangshan City Police Department, "A male body was found at Wuzhi Peak, Jinggang Mountain wearing...clothes. Would you be able to identify whether he is the person you have been looking for?"

Xu Genli's body was found on the dried riverbed of a small brook, downstream from a waterfall. The body was stuck between rocks, facing up, with a stream running underneath it. The muscles were dried-up, the legs were spread apart and both hands were raised above the head. It appeared the body was dragged and strategically placed between the rocks. A T-shirt was found on the riverbank not far from the body, and a jacket was found on nearby grass. The body was identified as that of Xu Genli, based on height and clothing.