The household of a visiting Chinese language scholar whose physique was by no means recovered after a former College of Illinois doctoral scholar kidnapped and killed her has been instructed the lady’s stays could also be in a landfill in Vermillion County in central Illinois.
The (Champaign) Information-Gazette reviews that Steve Beckett, who represents the household of Yingying Zhang, says the details about the stays comes from attorneys representing Brendt Christensen.
Since Christensen was arrested after Zhang’s 2017 disappearance, Zhang’s household has repeatedly urged Christensen to disclose what he did with the physique so they might return it to China for burial.
However Christensen, 29, did not disclose that info by his trial and sentencing.
Prosecutor Eugene Miller mentioned throughout closing arguments Christensen determined he would kill “a petite lady who may simply be disposed of” effectively upfront of Zhang arriving within the US.
Posing as an undercover police officer, Christensen then lured Zhang into his automotive when she was operating late to signal an residence lease on June 9, 2017, Mr Miller mentioned.
He instructed jurors the muscular Christensen doubtless pressured the 5-foot-4 Zhang right into a 6-foot-long duffel bag he purchased on-line days earlier than to hold her as much as his residence in Urbana, a sister metropolis to Champaign, the place Zhang lived, 225 kilometres southwest of Chicago.
Prosecutors say Christensen then raped, choked and stabbed Zhang earlier than beating her with a baseball bat and decapitating her.
Mr Miller steered Christensen then carried Zhang’s stays out of the residence in the identical bag.