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Finding Yingying Documentary

 
Yingying Zhang

Yingying Zhang

Yingying Zhang came to the University of Illinois from China in 2017, as a visiting scholar at the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. But on June 9 of that year, Zhang was seen on surveillance video getting into the SUV of Brendt Christensen, a former doctoral student. She has not been seen since. Christensen was arrested a few weeks later. He was tried and convicted of kidnapping and murdering Zhang, and sentenced to life in a federal prison. Without a body, prosecutors based their case on DNA evidence found at Christensen's apartment, and the defendant's own boasting of having killed Zhang in a conversation with his girlfriend. 

The documentary ‘Finding Yingying,’ chronicles the disappearance of Zhang and bringing her justice while capturing the devastating impact on her family and friends.

Guests:

Jenny Shi, Director of ‘Finding YingYing’ 

Diane Quon, Producer of ‘Finding YingYing’ 

 

Prepared for web by Reginald Hardwick.

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