She sought a restraining order against Matthew Darby, 21, after he broke into her apartment last month.
Alina Sheykhet, a University of Pittsburgh student, was found dead in her off-campus home Sunday with blunt force trauma injuries, officials said.
Police are searching for the ex-boyfriend of a slain Pitt student, saying he's "armed and risky".
"Upon entry, officers found the 20-year-old female on the second floor of the living arrangement", police said in a news discharge.
The attorney for Matthew Darby, the ex-boyfriend of murdered University of Pittsburgh student Alina Sheykhet, pleaded with him to turn himself during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
"As with each homicide investigation, our primary interest is collecting sufficient evidence that can be successfully used in a court of law", he continued.
"The other day, to think that we were sleeping super close to this house while this was happening to her is just so frightful", Pescatore said.
A different ex-girlfriend claimed Darby raped her in February and then attempted to contact to her after being told by police not to do so.
The University of Pittsburgh said they believe the incident to be isolated. Darby was arrested for the break-in and charged with criminal trespass. Pittsburgh police were also knocking on doors to speak with neighbors. On Sept. 20, Sheykhet filed an application for a PFA against Darby for breaking into the second-floor window of the home she was renting on Cable Street in Oakland.
Darby is now awaiting trial on sexual assault charges against him in Indiana County.
Alina Sheykhet was found unresponsive on the floor of her room in an off-campus building.
"I was screaming, asking her to breathe", Yan said.
'Pitt Police are providing assistance to the Pittsburgh Police, which is leading the investigation.
According to her Facebook, Sheykhet attended Montour High School in Robinson, Pennslyvania after moving from Ivanovo, Russia.
'He did this because I left him and stopped answering his phone calls, ' she wrote.
Police said the university and surrounding community shouldn't feel threatened in any way.
"Our grounds is disheartened and stretches out its most profound sensitivities to the understudy's family and the individuals who knew her", a Pitt representative said in an announcement.