Family Of U Of I Scholar Yingying Zhang Believes Her Body May Be In Vermilion County Landfill
The lawyer representing the family of U of I visiting scholar Yingying Zhang says they've received information about where her body may be.
In a statement, Attorney Steve Beckett said the information suggests Zhang’s body could be in a landfill in Vermilion County.
Beckett said Zhang’s family was notified by prosecutors that the defense team for Brendt Christensen provided the information under a grant of immunity.
It is unclear at this point whether landfills in Vermilion County have already been searched or will be searched.
Beckett said the Zhang family cannot vouch for the truthfulness of the information they received. Illinois Public Media has not independently verified the statements.
A press conference initially scheduled by the family’s attorney for today has been postponed to next week.