Suspect In Kidnapping Of Illinois Visiting Scholar Appears In Court
(Urbana, IL) — The man accused of kidnapping a missing University of Illinois visiting scholar is making his first court appearance. Brendt Christensen is being held without bond, but a federal judge has set a detention hearing for Wednesday. Champaign police say Christensen kidnapped Yingying Zhang early last month, and the FBI does not believe she’s still alive. A motive hasn’t been released.
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