by Nancy Dunham
Article in People
Police are searching for anyone who can tell them why a 21-year old George Mason University (GMU) student was stabbed, beaten by a mob, and left to die late last month, according to WTOP News.
Friends of Hosung Lee, also known as Steven, reportedly drove him home from the Herndon, Virginia, party in the early morning hours of April 24 and placed him in bed. The GMU student’s family found him dead sometime later that day, according to The Washington Post”.
Witnesses told police that a mob of about 15-20 people stomped, kicked and punched the GMU student when he was motionless on the kitchen floor of the home where the party was given, according to the newspaper.
The state medical examiner ruled last week the death was a homicide and that the GMU student had died from a stab wound to the chest, according to NBC Washington.
The search warrant obtained by the Washington Post does not indicate what prompted the attack at the April 23 party.
Police executed a search warrant of the home where the party took place and seized cigarette butts, shot glasses, beer cans and other items.
Fairfax County police did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
A GoFundMe account has apparently been set up to raise money for Lee’s family. It has already raised over $6,000 towards its $10,000 goal.
“For those of you who knew Steven Lee you know he was someone that had the kindest heart and was a blessing to those around him,” the GoFundMe page reads. “He was also someone who was always willing to help anyone in need.”