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HomecrimeNursing student kidnapped, killed by doctor ex in murder-suicide spanning 3 states

Nursing student kidnapped, killed by doctor ex in murder-suicide spanning 3 states

If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic abuse, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.

A Michigan doctor kidnapped his nursing student ex-girlfriend, shot her in the head at an Illinois truck stop then took his own life in Iowa, officials said. 

Surveillance video captured Dr. Justin Wendling, 26, murder Gina Bryant, 25, Oct. 13 after she tried to flee. 

“It’s with a heavy heart that we write this post,” Bryant’s best friend, Charlotte Jolly, wrote on Facebook. “The family has suffered an unspeakable and tragic loss due to domestic violence.”

“There are truly no words to fully capture the anguish that losses like this cause our community,” Cynthia McCurren said. “Gina was an extraordinary young woman with much ahead of her.”

Rebecca Rosenberg is a veteran journalist and book author with a focus on crime and criminal justice. Email tips to rebecca.rosenberg@fox.com and @ReRosenberg.

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