EAU CLAIRE, WI (WRN) - The man arrested after a Wednesday high speed chase at Mosinee has now been formally charged with murder in Eau Claire County.
41-year-old Ying Xiong is accused of killing Panhia Vue. An autopsy indicated Vue was strangled and badly burned. Her body was discovered Tuesday in a shed at the home the two shared in Altoona, just east of Eau Claire.
Investigating officers found signs of a struggle in a bedroom in the home. Vue was last seen alive on Sunday.
Police say Xiong fled the area Tuesday morning, switched vehicles, and drove 100 miles away to Mosinee. Xiong was arrested by Marathon County authorities on Wednesday afternoon.
Bond was set at half a million dollars cash at a Friday morning hearing in Eau Claire County circuit court. Xiong is due back in court on Tuesday.