Sus­pect to make court ap­pear­ance

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

A 28-year-old will make his ini­tial court ap­pear­ance on a fed­eral charge of kid­nap­ping a visit­ing Univer­sity of Illi­nois scholar from China who au­thor­i­ties be­lieve to be dead. Brendt Allen Chris­tensen is to ap­pear on Mon­day in a dis­trict court in Ur­bana, not far from the Ur­bana-Cham­paign cam­pus in cen­tral Illi­nois. The Cham­paign man is ac­cused of ab­duct­ing 26-year-old Zhang Yingy­ing on June 9 as she headed to sign a lease for an apart­ment. Her body hasn’t been found.

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