The US Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on the evening of June 30 that a 27-year-old man had been arrested for kidnapping Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang. The FBI said it believed that Yingying Zhang had died.
According to CCTV news: the US police have just released the news that the kidnapping of Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang suspects have been arrested, this person is 27-year-old US local men, but the police judge, Yingying Zhang is likely to have been killed.
Ying Ying Zhang, a visiting scholar in the United States, was born in 1990 and was born in Jianyang District, Nanping City, Fujian Province. In April 2017, she traveled to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, Illinois, USA) to study. Broke down on June 9, 2017.
Yingying Zhang on June 8, 2017 to the local rental agency One North contact, and agreed on June 9 at noon to sign a rental contract, the morning of June 9, she and the agency manager to send text messages confirmed that will be the day Noon in the past to sign a rental contract, 9 at 1 pm, she started from the office, had 2:30 or so at the bus station had a communication, but when the rental agency manager to contact her, there is no response.
Yingying Zhang missing things through:
Yingying Zhang's boyfriend told reporters that he was in the United States on June 9 at 1 pm) was removed, Yingying Zhang in the signing of the contract to lose the contract, the local time at 5 pm has been alarm. It is understood that Yingying Zhang and an off-campus apartment manager agreed at 9:30 pm on the 9th signing time. About 1:00 pm the same day, Ying Ying from the laboratory, shortly after the start of the WeChat to a student sent a message, but also to the two students circle evaluation.
At 9:20 pm on June 9, Yingying Zhang in the circle of friends sent a final reply before the loss of a friend of the mountain climbing behavior that "convinced", with two exclamation points together.
June 9 at 13:35 pm, according to the local bus surveillance video shows that she wore a black hat, wearing a light-colored plaid shirt, lower body wearing blue jeans, appear in the vicinity of the bus station, and other 12 bus. According to the previous plan, this time she should have arrived at the contract site, friends inferred by distance, Yingying Zhang may first take the residence to take something, only to delay the trip.
The rental manager provided a screenshot of the chat that she was waiting for the bus to meet the meeting time, agreed to meet at 14:10.
June 9 at 13:52 pm, the bus monitoring shows that Yingying Zhang from the 12 road car down, and not up and down to one north to sign the bus.
At 9:02 pm on June 9, Yingying Zhang appeared near North Goodwin Avenue, a dark Saturn Astra car parked on her side, and the driver briefly talked, she sat on the co-pilot seat. Since then, relatives and friends can not get in touch with her.
At about 14:30 pm on June 9, Yingying Zhang's cell phone had a record at the bus station.
At 9:38 pm on June 9, the rental manager asked Yingying Zhang whether to arrive, did not receive a reply.
At about 16 o'clock on the afternoon of June 9, Yingying Zhang did not return, the teacher called no one to answer, contact the rental manager, the manager said did not see Yingying Zhang.
20 or so, the teacher chose the police. By the police investigation, the local hospital did not receive the accident of the patient; the police also determined that she did not through the bus, train and other means of transport to leave the local.
Chicago entered the night, Yingying Zhang missing news gradually spread to the country.
12:30 noon, the US police announced the Yingying Zhang missing case officially filed.
US police to the scene for evidence.
Chinese Consulate General in Chicago began to intervene. Deputy Consul General Yu Peng and the Overseas Chinese Affairs Section, Education Section staff, went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to learn about Yingying Zhang's disappearance. Consulate General in Chicago urged the police and the school to increase the search effort, the day, the case was formally handed over to the US Federal Survey (FBI).
Yingying Zhang's photos and information were published in the United States FBI official website "kidnapping missing population" column, and FBI also qualified as a kidnapping case. Because the case is significant, FBI said to work with the local police to work together to investigate the case.
Yingying Zhang arrived in Chicago to meet the school and the police.
FBI news that reward 10,000 yuan to find Yingying Zhang.
Parents hold a press conference and publish the findings.
Yingying Zhang father accepted the local media interview.
FBI statement said the positioning of the black vehicles involved. The case is still being actively investigated.
June 14, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has taken over from the police Yingying Zhang lost the case, and "have found her to sit on the black vehicle license plate information." It is understood that Yingying Zhang by the black Saturn's car production is not much, in the city only a dozen cars, troubleshooting is not difficult, the FBI has been the vehicle license plate information, but not announced.
At about 14 o'clock on the morning of June 9, Yingying Zhang sat on the Goodwin Avenue with a Saturn Astra driver for a 27-second conversation and sat on his co-pilot's seat. The vehicle was driving northward, and then Yingying Zhang lost. Police investigation, the local hospital did not receive the accident occurred in patients, also determined that Yingying Zhang did not use buses, trains and other public transport to leave the local.
According to Liu Yongchuan, chairman of the former Chinese Association, Ying Yingzhang lost a few hours after the couple chose the police, but the US police did not pay enough attention, only to send a police officer to follow up and said, "missing a lot of people every day, May soon come back. " Until Yingying Zhang disappeared 24 hours later, with the pressure of Chinese groups and domestic and foreign media attention, Yingying Zhang lost gradually was the police and the school attention, and gradually upgraded to international events. Liu Yunchuan introduction, the local hundreds of Chinese and the United States local people spontaneously organized carpet search work, the city is divided into dozens of districts, regional leaders in the bus station, trash, etc. may find traces of one by one search, hope Can find broken clothes or dropped the phone.
Local time on June 14, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang's disappearance was characterized as kidnapping. It is understood that since June 9 afternoon Yingying Zhang was a black car away, so far missing. After the incident occurred in the local high concern. Local Chinese students studying abroad for several days. The Chinese Consulate General in Chicago has already contacted Yingying Zhang family and assisted in the visa application to the United States. Local police in the local time on the afternoon of 14 to accept an interview with reporters that they jointly with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the case.
FBI said on the page, Yingying Zhang missing before with a "white male" contact, suspected vehicle for a US General Depot "Saturn Astra" black car (Saturn Astra). According to the image screen, Yingying Zhang wearing a dark gray printed baseball cap with white words, keep the shoulder length of the hair, and wearing glasses. She is dressed in white light pink and white flannel long-sleeved shirt, as well as jeans and white sneakers. At the same time, she was wearing a navy blue backpack.