Student murdered in Russia texted her Mississippi mom: ‘I hope I’m not being abducted’ just before she disappeared.
Suspect arraigned in killing of American student in Russia A court in central Russia on Sunday arraigned a suspect on murder charges in the death of an American woman who was studying at a local university. The body of 34-year-old Catherine Serou was found Saturday in a wooded area near the city of Nizhny Novgorod, 250 miles east of Moscow. She had been missing since Tuesday. Her mother, Beccy Serou, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, told U.S. National Public Radio that her daughter had last texted her: â€œIn a car with a stranger. I hope Iâ€™m not being abducted.â€