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Following the aftermath of Yingying Zhang's kidnapping

Visiting scholar Yingying Zhang was kidnapped in broad daylight on June 9, 2017. Zhang was on her way to an apartment showing when she was taken. Three weeks after her disappearance, former UI physics graduate student Brendt Christensen was arrested and charged with federal kidnapping that resulted in murder. After numerous delays, Christensen will go to trial on June 3 in Peoria, nearly two years after Zhang disappeared.