Donald Thurman Wiki
Donald Thurman is a 26-year-old man from Chicago accused of the murder and sexual assault of the University of Illinois student in Chicago, Ruth George. According to the UIC Police Department, Donald D. Thurman was formally charged on November 25, 2019, with first-degree murder and criminal sexual assault for the murder of UIC student Ruth George. She was found dead on Saturday, November 23. The coroner ruled that George’s death was a homicide for strangulation.
Thurman’s most recent address was near the UIC campus. It has no affiliation with the University or the victim. He has a criminal record and left prison in December 2018 for armed robbery. He was sentenced to 6 years, but only served two years and is currently on probation.
Donald Thurman Age
He is 26 years old.
Investigation UIC Police
On November 23 at 11 am, Mrs. George’s family informed the UIC police that she had not heard from him since the night of November 22. His phone was “connected” to the Halsted Street parking lot and to the UIC police and family members. He replied that Mrs. George did not respond in the back seat of a vehicle owned by her family. The UIC police then requested assistance from the FBI Evidence Response Team to assist in the prosecution of the crime scene and complete the forensic analysis of the vehicle.
The UIC police recovered video images of the existing university cameras of the offender who was seen walking behind Mrs. George as he walked south from the 700 block of Halsted St. at 1:34 am on November 23. Mrs. George entered the garage on foot at approximately 1:35 am, followed by the offender. The offender is seen again in a video at 2:10 a.m. walking south on Halsted Street on the west side of the street. The UIC police then reviewed the video images of the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago POD cameras and our own internal system to determine travel patterns for the offender. Based on these observations, the UIC police detectives decided to monitor the blue line station during the hours that the offender had previously traveled on the blue line. On Sunday, November 24, at 2:00 a.m., UIC detectives observed a person who matched the description of the offender near the blue line train station on Halsted and Harrison streets. The offender was arrested and later completely confessed this horrible crime at approximately 3:20 p.m. The same day, November 24.