Missing from Urbana
Foul Play Suspected

Yingying Zhang

Missing Since June 9, 2017
Age Then: 26
Age Now: 32
Gender: Female
Race: Asian
Height: 5'0"-5'8"
Weight: 110-140lbs
Hair Color(s):Black
Eye Color(s):Brown
Clothing last seen in: Charcoal gray hat with a white logo on the front.

Circumstances and Updates

Latest Update: Brendt Christensen has confessed to murdering her and dismembering her and he was found guilty at trial but to date, her body nor remains have never been found.

On Friday, June 9, 2017, visiting scholar Yingying Zhang was reported missing.The video released Monday morning, from the B-4 parking garage on North Goodwin, shows Zhang standing on the east side of Goodwin as the vehicle pulls up beside her. She and the driver speak for some time before she enters the vehicle shortly after 2 p.m., which then continues north on Goodwin Avenue.

University police said Zhang had just gotten off a public bus before the four-door hatchback approached her on the north end of the university campus.

Zhang can be seen standing by a tree as a black Saturn Astra pulls up next to her. She had a brief conversation with the driver before entering the vehicle.

The FBI says the vehicle appeared to be driven by a white male who circled the area before making contact with Zhang.
Zhang is 5-foot-4 and weighs 110 pounds, according to the FBI. She was last seen wearing a charcoal-colored baseball cap, a pink and white top, jeans and white tennis shoes. She carried a black backpack.

If you have any information about Yingying Zhang please call University of IL PD at 217-333-1216

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