Las Vegas Burmese American Community Reeling After Homicide of 25yo William Yar Parke

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(H/T A. Chen)

Las Vegas’ Burmese American community is reeling after last month’s murder of 25-year-old William Yar Parke.

Parke died following an incident that occurred at 2:30 am on December 28, 2014 outside of the Venetian hotel on the Las Vegas strip; that morning, Parke and a friend was leaving a party when the two were confronted by a group of men. Surveillance tape reveals that Parke was punched so hard by one of the men that he was knocked out cold, immediately¬†falling back and hit his head on the ground. Although rushed immediately to hospital, Parke fell into a coma and was taken off life support the following day. The UNLV biology senior’s death was ruled a homicide, although motives are still unknown.

An excerpt of Parke’s obituary from the Las Vegas Sun appears after the jump:

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