In the unfamiliar stage, Hou Xiao Lin holding guitar, singing a song he wrote to his girlfriend Yingying Zhang, the name is called "child's dream", he closed his eyes, forced playing and singing: once twists and turns, unspeakable happiness, And this song, I wrote the song ... ... I have the same dream children, I can fly to the distance, even if the night and then long, I can wait until the sun.
As of the local time on June 30, Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang is still alive.
That night, the US police announced that on June 29, 27-year-old white man Brent Brendt Christensen (Brendt Christensen) as a suspect has been arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), local time on July 3 at 10 am, He will appear for the first time in court.
From June 9, Yingying Zhang disappeared in Champagne, the United States, to the evening of June 30 US police announced the latest developments in the case, has been 21 days.
This anxious 21 days, family, friends, help strangers and other parties to find people who heart up and down, was one by one information fragments filled. Looking for Yingying Zhang to become a national concern event, we all expect her to return safely.
But the US police said: Based on the facts found in the investigation process, we believe that Yingying Zhang has been killed.
This "that" does not make friends and relatives convinced that they insist that live to see people, dead to see the corpse.
In the process of detecting the case, many users on the efficiency of the US police questioned. In the name of Yingying Zhang search, ranked first question is: If Yingying Zhang kidnapping case occurred in China, the whole country concerned about the 48-hour probability of detection how much?
A short sentence of the identification of life and death, almost smashed a lot of people only hope. They can not help but pass over again, imagine many "if" - if she did not miss the bus; if the police can be released earlier car video, early detection of suspected vehicles have skylights, early to see the suspect's lies ... ... So, will not everything be the same?
The opposite direction of the bus
On June 9, Yingying Zhang went to the lab as usual. Her life in the United States is very regular, usually seven in the morning to get up, after the morning to do their own meal, eat straight to the laboratory.
This is a friend called "school tyrants" girl, undergraduate enrolled in Sun Yat-sen University, the master graduated from the Peking University Shenzhen Institute, visited the Chinese Academy of Sciences for a year, April 26 this year to reach the University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign is an international visiting scholar.
This girl from China, Fujian Nanping cherish the opportunity to study abroad. Her family is not rich, his father is the driver, the monthly income of two or three thousand dollars, there are mothers and brothers at home, there is no fixed income, she was reluctant to spend 80,000 yuan home to give up the opportunity to study in Canada.
More than a month ago, Yingying Zhang arrived in the United States, living in school apartments, the monthly rent of 700 US dollars, thrifty she would like to change into four people rent, the monthly rent of 400 dollars.
On the day of the disappearance, she made a special trip to the time, about a local rental office manager at two o'clock in the afternoon signed a rental contract.
At one o'clock in the afternoon, she felt that some could not catch up, and the other side said he might be late for about ten minutes and is expected to arrive at the agreed location.
Fifty-two minutes, Yingying Zhang in the car off, the sun scorching, afternoon crossroads, she walked the opposite direction.
Four minutes later, she waited for the bus, due to stand in the other direction of the bus, the bus driver did not care about her parking gestures.
Distance from the agreed time is only 14 minutes, wait for the next trip, it may take another 30 minutes. The girl who does not love late is walking along the road and staying at the bus stop at the southeast corner of the junction.
Three minutes later, a black Saturn star Astra sedan traveled from west to east and passed by Yingying Zhang. The man named Brendt Christensen, who has a brilliant smile in many photos, is only one year older than Yingying Zhang, a physics assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is awarded the "best assistant every semester" "The title. He has a brother, a sister, and a mother with his pride.
The man passed for the first time and did not stop, but in the vicinity of the pocket for three minutes, and then back to Yingying Zhang location, slow down at her side.
After a minute of conversation, at two o'clock in the afternoon, Yingying Zhang sat on the co-pilot's seat and the vehicle went straight north. Since then, relatives and friends can not get in touch with her.
At about 9:24 pm that night, an associate professor at the University of Illinois told the University of Illinois police station that Yingying Zhang was missing. The police station searched her apartment and was empty.
In the middle of the night, Yingying Zhang disappeared into the country. University mate room Lisha first reaction is: do not believe. She saw the WeChat push "Yingying Zhang missing" these words, that is the same name, click to see the photos, or some are not sure, "is not the Americans are less, lost people can not find people by phone "
Friends Cai Ye remember, Yingying Zhang several times in the car to sleep and ran, "this time it is so good."
They all feel Yingying Zhang have basic vigilance and judgment, before going abroad, this is a "go out will give you reported that the evening will come back early" girl.
The suspect's lies
Yingying Zhang disappeared two days after the weekend, when the case was not qualitative as "kidnapping", the police have not yet announced "black Saturn star Astra sedan" video information.
Hundreds of volunteers in Champagne City group in the school surrounding streets, restaurants and other public places, as well as Champagne urban areas (a total of 37 regional) search Yingying drop and distribute tracing posters, one day issued a search poster more than 1200 Copies.
Missing the third day, the US police announced the incident about two o'clock in the afternoon about the street surveillance video, people began to find the local Saturn brand Astra four-door sedan.
Police Search Illinois Vehicle Database shows that there are 18 vehicles registered in Illinois and are compliant with the video described in the surveillance video.
At about eight o'clock on the evening of 12 June, the police went to Brendt Christensen's apartment at 2505 Springfield West Street, which was fitted with Yingying Zhang's 2008 Black Saturn Astral sedan in the apartment car park. Notice that the car is equipped with a skylight.
In the face of the police cross-examination, the physics of the top students did not tell the truth, he said he did not remember four days ago in the end what to do, then changed his name, "I stayed in the apartment all day long, Or is playing the game. "
He was able to match the police found his car, and generous admitted that he is the owner.
The suspect Brendt Christensen's photo on Facebook.
After two days, the US police to monitor the video further analysis found that the suspects have skylights, and the right front tire protection cover is damaged, and Brendt Christensen car exactly match, only locked for its car as a "suspect vehicle."
They applied for a search warrant to start looking for suspects in the vehicle Yingying Zhang missing objects, including traces of evidence, and not much gain.
On June 15, Yingying Zhang disappeared the sixth day, Brendt Christensen in the Champagne FBI office to accept the questioning.
This time, Brendt Christensen admitted to the beginning of the story - "I carried a backpack Asian women, she stood on the corner, look anxious, said he was about late in my invitation, the other got on the car , And use the mobile phone map software to point to their own destination. "
Then he again lied, "I turned the wrong corner, she was very frightened," that Asian women get off at the location not far away.
Evidence is difficult, FBI agents began to check the suspects holding the phone.
They found that as early as April 29, Yingying Zhang arrived on the fourth day of the United States, Brendt Christensen visited a website called "Abduction 101" ("Abduction 101"), there are many on the "perfect kidnapping fantasy" and " Planning kidnapping "information.
He also visited a site called fetlife, fetlife's home page wrote: This is a binding on the transfer, domination and surrender, abusive and abused social networking sites, it is like Facebook to connect you like me, but more than Facebook More interesting, is not it?
Fetlife's home page wrote: This is a social networking site about binding and tuning, dominating and surrender, abusive and abusive.
Brendt ChristensenFacebook cover picture, drawing a boy holding a girl walking in the abyss of the spiral staircase, which is the Japanese animation writer Ito Yun two horror comic "whirlpool" in a picture.
Over the past few years, he liked a band called Amon Amarth from Tripaka, Sweden, whose style was death metal and heavy metal. He praised the "American killer", this book is about a dual character of the Wall Street pride crazy murder story.
And his co-pilot position of the black car, than the other parts of the vehicle clean up to be clean. The police believe that this is an attempt to conceal and destroy evidence.
There are indications that Brendt Christensen is likely to be kidnapping Yingying Zhang suspects, but suffer from no evidence, June 16, the law enforcement agencies began to monitor him, the hard evidence.
"We're like ants in the sea"
According to the latest recommendations of the police, the US volunteers to develop a new search program, the investigation will focus on the champagne major parks, trees, waters and so on.
Long and tormenting time, Chinese friends and relatives did not stop, they every day in the WeChat friends circle forward on the search Yingying Zhang initiative, encourage each other, "This is the only thing we can do."
On June 17, Ying Ying Zhang disappeared on the 8th day, his father Zhang Ronggao and aunt Yeltsin came to the United States.
This is the first time Zhang Ronggao abroad, passport, visa what he did not understand, can not help but grateful, "thanks to alumni to help." That day, the school organization for the family fundraising, the family through the FBI reward 10,000 US dollars to find information about Yingying Zhang.
Two days later, the donation amount of more than 50,000 US dollars, the reward figures also increased to 50,000 US dollars, which is the highest amount of 31 years the highest amount of the case of the reward.
More and more strangers to join the "find Yingying" team to come.
A Chinese English man named Christian saw Yingying Zhang missing in the WeChat, feeling anxious. He remembered that afternoon, the summer a little hot, looking at the leaves of their own leaves to shake, the inner anxiety is getting stronger and stronger.
WeChat link in the girl, wearing oval glasses, looking very well, has a bright smile.
Christian lives in Chicago, driving to Yingying Zhang missing a few hours by car. He guessed that the missing Chinese girl was likely to pass, even in Chicago, determined to organize several friends, to go to the gas station to post the notice.
June 18, Yingying Zhang missing the first 9 days, Christian along the route to Chicago to Champagne, every section of the road, they find a gas station parking, convenience store in the gas station to leave a notice, with the consent of the other After the column is also posted on the outside.
He had had to worry that such a high-profile search will be angered criminals, the kidnappers are unfavorable?
Mother comfort him: this possibility is not no, but you do not paste, do the criminals will Yingying Zhang release it? If the missing is you, do not you want someone to stand up and do this thing?
Join the team to find Ying Ying, let him feel a kind of solidarity in the foreign land, "we like the sea into a bunch of ants, keep the wind floating."
"Put my daughter"
On June 21, Yingying Zhang disappeared for 12 days and had been three days since his family arrived in the United States.
"We can feel that our family is extremely worried and haggard, and they bear the heavy, far more than the understanding of outsiders," said Yingying Zhang, a volunteer.
The silence of the Chinese father, so that he moved. One day, his car on the carpet weeds forgot to organize, Yingying Zhang's father Zhang Ronggao did not say anything, quietly bent over the carpet to pick up, carefully clean and then back into the car, while thanks, while sitting down The
They are always very quiet in the car, "no way to mention Yingying, no one thought is not Yingying."
On June 22, Yingying Zhang disappeared on the 13th day, and the school held a forum to discuss with the multi-party groups open support for the search for Yingying Zhang.
At that meeting, some people questioned that so many people in China are concerned about the Yingying Zhang incident, "Why do we let them down every day?"
In the name of Yingying Zhang search, ranked first question is: If Yingying Zhang kidnapping case occurred in China, the whole country concerned about the 48-hour probability of detection how much?
On the parties questioned, FBI said only, in order to maintain the legitimacy of the investigation, in order to maximize the probability of finding Ying Ying, we can not disclose more details of the case investigation. "We have taken all the available technology and manpower to deal with the case, and CFI has made the case a top priority in the country."
After the discussion, Yingying Zhang family to accept the local media interview, aunt Yeltsin did not speak began to shed tears, "hope to let her go home, do not hurt her.
Father Zhang Ronggao speak simple and simple, "put my daughter, put, we do not want to pursue, my purpose is to, in order to retrieve my daughter." Finished, the 50-year-old man did not hold back , Bowed his head, wiped his hand with his tears.
On June 29th, the alumni of the University of Illinois held a walking event and concert for Yingying Zhang, inviting the public to attend.
School spokesman Robin Kaler said that in this challenging moment, we stand together, we shoulder and shoulder, waiting for Yingying back.
At 6:45 pm, people departed from Clinant, to the Turner Hall, which was Yingying Zhang's usual lab, then went to North Goodwin and went to Yingying Zhang. The last place, and finally, and then back to Kranath, where to prepare a concert for Yingying.
Yingying Zhang likes music, she plays the guitar, once in a called "cute horse" band lead singer. Her favorite song is Bette Midler's song "Rose".
From 7:30 to 8:00, more than 40 Chinese students enrolled at the University of Illinois played Chinese folk music and Western classical music.
Yingying Zhang's boyfriend Hou Xiao Lin also came to power, and two people love to sing, are school Pa, one went to Tsinghua, one went to Peking University, together for eight years, is Sun Yat-sen's "couple".
In the unfamiliar stage, Hou Xiao Lin holding guitar, singing a song he wrote to Yingying, the name is called "child's dream", he closed his eyes, forced playing and singing: once twists and turns, unspeakable happy, and This song, I wrote a song for you ... ... I have the same dream children, I can fly to the distance, even if the night and then long, I can wait until the sun.
The school for Yingying Zhang concert, Yingying Zhang is missing the first 21 days, the day the police found to get evidence - the federal agents heard the suspects about kidnapping Yingying Zhang information, Brendt Christensen mentioned in an audio record, He kidnapped Yingying Zhang, "took her back to the apartment and imprisoned her."
The next day, the police announced the arrest of the suspect. On the same day, the University of Illinois school official website can also find the same name of the Department of Physics Dr. Brendt Christensen information, the second day the original link has expired.
For this physics department "excellent assistant", more than the students on the police only admitted that he had his class, the other is not willing to say.
According to media reports, Wang Yingdong, a Chinese lawyer who has volunteered to provide legal advice to Yingying Zhang family, is the United States federal, not Illinois, because Illinois has no death penalty and is prosecuted in the name of federal and federal courts. Kidnapped fatal charges sentenced to death. US prosecutors this is seeking to impose the most severe criminal law on the suspects.
US police said: Based on the facts found in the investigation process, we believe that Yingying Zhang has been killed. This "that" does not make friends and relatives convinced that they insist that live to see people, die to see corpse, "people have not found it, hope the news is not right.
University roommate room Lisa has been pregnant, still every day to find all kinds of information Ying Ying.
In the hearts of many good friends, Yingying Zhang is "very good people, very enthusiastic". She is the president of the Sun Yat-sen Environmental Protection Association, take the national scholarship, when the learning committee. At that time the school popular play "Three Kingdoms", we gave her a nickname, called "Lord", described her body "domineering."
Friends Cai Ye remember, Yingying Zhang accidentally broke her book, specifically to buy a good look, still wrote a lot of warm heart above. They call each other "lady", Cai Ye always said, "my lady, you come back soon."
After graduation, she had a friend of his future planning, very clear - the University or some of their own are not satisfied with the place, can not rely on their own strength, some of the things are not a little better to make up, read master's degree, read Doctor, later to do a nurturing students. Before going abroad, Fang Lisa tried to persuade Yingying Zhang, should not consider the reality of the problem, such as marriage, but she firmly to go abroad, "later want to go back to college, do a good teacher or maybe will consider applying for mba scholarships."
The past was so beautiful that the seekers could not help but pass through. People began to think: in the end what is free? What is safe?
As well as Chinese students in the United States that Yingying Zhang does not represent the individual, but also on behalf of the group -
She had just arrived in the United States, family ordinary, there is a brother, she needs to plan to save $ 300 rent, need to sign the contract alone, in the wrong bus when she was very anxious. That day is Friday, the sun is just, there is a warm fellow school doctor in her anxious do not know how to do when she stopped at the side of the car.