Family and friends gather to remember murdered UT Dallas graduate

Days after the arrest of a man suspected of murdering a U.T. Dallas graduate, friends and family came together for a memorial in her honor.

Lin Wang was remembered as a Christian who had a bright future ahead of her. She was just 24 years old.

“She was an amazing young lady,” said family friend, Tim Loposer, “She was very kind and gentle.”

Dallas police said on Sept, 21st, around 8 p.m., Wang was out walking her dog when a man followed her back to her apartment on Churchill Way.

Police said he stabbed and killed Wang, and stabbed her roommate until she was able to escape through a bedroom.

On Saturday, police charged 38-year-old Jeremy Meeks with capital murder. Investigators said he stole Wang's phone, so they were able to trace the phone to a business burglary that happened three hours after the murder.

An arrest affidavit states detectives saw Meeks on surveillance video committing the burglary. Police arrested him for the burglary and during questioning, they said he admitted to the stabbings.

Meeks is in jail on more than $500,000 bond.

Dallas Chinese Fellowship Church has set up relief funds for the families of both of the women who were attacked at

"[Wang] was a gift to everyone that came into contact with her,” said Loposer, “She was certainly an exceptional young lady and we were blessed to know her.”