Yingying Zhang, who disappeared from the University of Illinois on June 9, is believed to be dead.
A suspect has been arrested in the kidnapping of visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang, who has been missing from the University of Illinois since June 9. She is believed by authorities to be dead.
27-year-old Brendt Christensen was arrested late Friday as a suspect in Zhang's kidnapping.
According to the FBI press release, "while Christensen was under law enforcement surveillance, agents overheard him explaining that he kidnapped Zhang. Based on this, and other facts uncovered during the investigation of this matter, law enforcement agents believe that Ms. Zhang is no longer alive."