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    IL - Yingying Zhang, 26, Urbana, 9 June 2017 #3 *Arrest*

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    UPDATE: Police release new details about missing UI scholar



    Police spokesman Pat Wade said Yingying Zhang, 26, boarded a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Teal line bus at 1:35 p.m. Friday at the south shelter at the Orchard Downs complex in Urbana. She got off the bus at 1:52 p.m. at Springfield and Mathews avenues in Urbana and hasn't been seen since then.

    Wade said the last time she was seen, Zhang was wearing a charcoal-gray hat with a white logo on the front, a white/pink flannel long-sleeve shirt, a white undershirt, jeans, white shoes and a navy-blue backpack. She has shoulder-length brown hair and wears glasses.




    Multiple attempts to contact her at her home and on her cellphone have been unsuccessful, Wade said. Police have also talked to friends and checked local hospitals, as is routine in missing-persons cases.

    The visiting scholar from China was headed to the One North apartment complex on North Lincoln Avenue in Urbana on Friday to sign a lease, Wade said.

    "She texted the property manager at One North at 1:30 p.m., said she was going to be late and never showed up. That was the last anyone has heard from her," he said.
    http://www.news-gazette.com/news/loc...i-scholar.html

    The FBI says it has located the car that a missing Chinese scholar studying at the University of Illinois was last seen getting into earlier this month.

    The FBI said in a Tuesday statement that it's received "numerous leads" regarding the black Saturn Astra and won't need any further information on the vehicle. Authorities also said they've developed "several additional leads" in the investigation.

    FBI spokesman Brad Ware declined to give further details.

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/fbi-loca...-case/2155842/

    On Friday night, a day after hundreds marched in Urbana in support of Yingying Zhang, the FBI announced the arrest of Brendt Christensen, 28, of Champaign, on a federal criminal complaint that charges him with Zhang’s June 9 kidnapping.

    Authorities said they think Zhang is no longer alive based on audio FBI agents heard of Christensen, under surveillance Thursday, describing how he kidnapped her and what the bureau described only as “other facts uncovered during the investigation of this matter.”

    FBI spokesman Brad Ware said he couldn’t comment on where Zhang might be, saying: “It’s still an ongoing investigation.”

    http://www.news-gazette.com/news/loc...bi-presumes-he

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    Christensen is due in federal court in Urbana, Illinois tomorrow morning.

    http://wqad.com/2017/07/02/disturbin...-a-kidnapping/

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    Where is Yingying?

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    “musicaljoke” asked earlier (post #866, 2nd thread) “Can you tell if there was a period of time when he wasn't online?”


    Interesting question? …in case it’s not obvious, what I think “musicaljoke” is getting at is whether there was a time pattern to BC’s online presence, and did it suddenly change say around June 9, 10, 11… (admittedly hard to research since he had so many aliases, but FBI is probably sorting it all out).




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    Mods, please detail what I can share from his Fetlife profile.

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    Thoughts about YZ panicking in the car: she may very well have. BC might have included this in his "confession" because he felt it might have been captured on a security camera somewhere.
    The comment(s) above are my opinion only, unless I have provided a link.

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    Someone in the prior thread mentioned about the fed having more resources than state govt. But unless I am mistaken I don't think this case will stay in federal court. The only reason it is in fed court is because of the kidnapping charge. If this goes into a murder charge that would be a state offense and would go back to IL state court.

    Can anyone remember a case like this that was in federal court? If her parents end up suing the university or him personally it would be in federal court but I don't see why any criminal case would remain in federal court if the charge gets escalated to murder.

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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...702-story.html

    Chinese students, parents share concerns over campus safety in wake of U. of I. kidnapping arrest

    Authorities have not provided updates to the investigation over the weekend and have not specified what led them to conclude that Zhang is dead. An FBI spokesman did not respond to requests for comment Sunday seeking additional information about the search.

    In the midday heat, the campus was mostly quiet Sunday as FBI flyers urging people to look for Zhang remained posted at blue emergency phones near the bus stop where she disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citigirl View Post
    Thoughts about YZ panicking in the car: she may very well have. BC might have included this in his "confession" because he felt it might have been captured on a security camera somewhere.
    ...or, he might use the 'panicking' storyline to eventually say she banged her head on something or he otherwise accidentally killed her trying to calm her down... and at that point HE panicked, and got rid of the body.
    Once the body is found FBI will probably determine true cause of death.


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    Quote Originally Posted by citigirl View Post
    Thoughts about YZ panicking in the car: she may very well have. BC might have included this in his "confession" because he felt it might have been captured on a security camera somewhere.
    I'm sure she did panic in that car at some point. :-(

    His statement to police, and his horrid bragging or whatever that was caught on audio recording...I believe both contain truths and lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsobrien View Post
    I'm sure she did panic in that car at some point. :-(

    His statement to police, and his horrid bragging or whatever that was caught on audio recording...I believe both contain truths and lies.
    Has this been previously posted, the audio? Sorry, brain fart. You are referring to the audio police have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Han View Post
    Has this been previously posted, the audio?
    Reference to audio recording is in the criminal complaint, linked in a prior post. The recording itself though, has not been released.Screenshot_20170702-191154.png
    Last edited by mrsobrien; 07-02-2017 at 10:12 PM.

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    Christensen attended the Walk for Yingying last Thursday. He can be seen in a couple of photos from the NewsGazette's coverage. This would be on the eve of his confession; the day before he was arrested.

    (Sorry if this has already been discussed?)

    http://www.news-gazette.com/news/loc...idnapping.html

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