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Case 176: Yingying Zhang

2021-05-22 | 🔗
On June 9 2017, Yingying Zhang vanished on her way to an appointment in Urbana, Illinois. The Chinese visiting scholar missed her bus and after she failed to return to work that day, her colleagues quickly raised the alarm... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-176-yingying-zhang
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Today. What business needs most is creativity, so, let's create new possibilities from intelligent automation to cloud management that requires less management. Let's create something that changes everything I began my screen luring nor an idea and calm era. Besides deal with serious and often distressing incidents, if you feel at any time, you need support, please contact your local cross, a centre for suggested phone numbers for confidential support, placing the shore nights for this episode on Europe or on our website. In mid two thousand seventeen Emily Hogan was far from home. The british graduate student was studying abroad. In the. U S said the universe,
The Seville annoy one hundred and thirty. Five miles, South West of Chicago, the campus, which is nearly equally destroyed We did between neighbouring twin cities. Dunna and champagne was and remains popular with international students in that year alone, almost alone. thousand students from one hundred and thirteen countries attended you, I you say over half were from China. On the morning of fraud, I jus nine. Two thousand seventeen Emily was walking. The straits of a banner champagne alone. She was on her way to a bus, stop when at around noise, thirty, a black for dual car, pulled up alongside her on the wheel was a male driver wearing myriad aviator sunglasses and a black teacher.
He went down the drove his sword window and Yoda out to Emily on an undercover cop and said he was doing some work in the area. He then flashed what appeared to be a police by That was hanging around his neck and chain. Emily approached the car, the undercover office. I requested that she get in so he could ask person. questions about things that had been going on in the neighborhood, Emily paused, something about the situation didn't seem rod, sensing that the man wasn't really a cop. Emily firmly said no before backing away surprised, hurry and saw the man remarked. Well, if you say anything suspicious called the police, he then drive away unsettled,
by the encounter. Emily phoned the University of Illinois Campus Police days, now at the area, but failed to find the so called undercover com, a bulletin published, alerting the college community of the potential danger and Emily posted About the incident on Facebook, where it quickly spread among campus forms she described the man and his ploy, but couldn't
call them, may call model of each car simply referring to it. As a black said Dan, she warned other students don't get into the car, even if they claim to be police or have a badge. Friday June jus was a warm sunny day. The spring
on grounds of the University of Illinois were unusually quiet with many students off for the summer break, visiting family vacationing or complaining work placements that morning he hanging young. At twenty six year old international student from China arrived on campus and headed for the laboratory where she worked. She said about cleaning some equipment with her colleague and friend goal. For me, I'll go phone had been a pillar of support for being who had found. A self struggling while in America ringing had been it pending the you are you say for a little over a month now her plan was to complete a year long research, appointment, focusing on photosynthesis in soybeans and corn, but she found herself a longing for home. She missed her family and their close.
Nest. They shared hanging was also concerned that her English wasn't as fluent as she believed it. Today, in an effort to distract herself union threw herself into her work, which she met and befriended ghoul phone, the pair helped each other come out of their shells. Often sampling nuke was aims and traveling together when they took a work. Trip to Nebraska hanging was fascinated. The states flat sprawling fields was so different to the hilly landscapes of her home province and the bustling city of Beijing as her homesickness dissipated union, considered staying on at the. U, why you say to complete a doctoral programmes once her appointment had ended at around at noon the Indian got permission from girl from today
the longer lunch break than usual. This would give her ample time to attend an appointment. As she didn't own. A car and was reliant on buses to get around union could be gone for a couple of hours at twelve thirty p m. She bade glow, foam, farewell and headed to her apartment. On the south end of campus. After having something to wait, you made her way to a nearby bus. Stop not long afterwards run treadstone cell phone pinged, It was one thirty p m and he had just received a text message. It was from Union Joam who he had an appointment with that afternoon. She informed IRAN trends that she was running light and would now be meeting at around ten pass to run trade,
was the marketing manager for one north student living apartments, two miles from the? U r? U say one north was enough campus residential facility that said university students, a range of amenities and social events. It sir, and were modern and deny furnished and their complex was safe and secure with an onslaught property manager and guided grounds. One north appealed to union, as it was less expensive than her current resin since were also larger and even had a spare bedroom union was excited. Maybe she could find a roommate either come her loneliness by early June, she'd submitted an application and scheduled on appointment to view an apartment in had planned to make run treadstone at around lunchtime on fraud, aging nine
run, tries received the text from Yangyang informing him. She was running light and would be there just after two p m, he replied to say it was fine. He continued to way being was a no show run, tries out daddy's, fine, open these messages and taught, Hey Yang Yang, just checking into safe, you're on your way. He never received a reply. But the middle of the afternoon Yin Yang had not yet returned to the lab. This concerns her colleagues over the past month. She had proved herself to be a responsible employee. She wasn't someone who would take half a day off on a whim or phone was particularly worried for her friend.
Hey had discussed getting dinner together. That Non Union would always confirmed plans with her first, but go from hadn't heard a thing at around four p m glow phone and others rang beings, mobile phone there was no answer. Woeful was for. First to grab dinner alone. She rushed back to them. bar tree at around six fifteen to check if being had returned, there was still no sign of her group. Phone then went to unions apartment, but no one answered the door convinced something was wrong. Glow form reported ringing missing too the campus police
As it was a fraud, I not, they were inclined to think ganging might have just gone out, but the over concern expressed by her colleagues hinted that something was truly amiss officer, is odd. Hoskins headed over two years apartment to check up on her, but no one came to the door, although the street- population had dwindled over the break. There were still plenty of young people milling about no one recalled singing during his. search, Hoskins continue to call you hanging cell phone. Each time it rang out Mr Hoskins, headed back to unions apartment her worried colleagues were gathered outside awaiting knees. Hoskins noticed
a business card he had left the evenings front door. Hadn't been touched housing stock on locked, the apartment and Hoskins entered with a colleague to conduct a preliminary search. The apartment was lived in, but nothing appeared to be out of place and on assembled, a boss go away in the living room. There were several parts: pansy out in the kitchen the covers all beings. Bed were pulled back slightly: some cash should being left on top of addressing the office is agreed that everything appear to indicate that being had intended to return I midnight not being was still missing as this, situation had become increasingly dire. Hangings colleagues found her, lay in China. Her father,
rice time from work and her mother fainted upon hearing thing he's one of them Ass people hanging spoke to from back home was her boyfriend shoveling. The couple had been classmates at university in China and started dating towards the end of their first year of studies. they were maintaining a long distance relationship while using was in the U S and hoped to get married later in the year Yang I spoke to shed light on the phone the night before she vanished. She was looking forward moving apartments and detailed her plans to sign a least for her new place. The following day, shallying was certain that something terrible must have and he knew ganging- would never want to cause undue concerned to others- hey cold, over and over, but there was
never hands answer office, spoke with the run treadstone the one north student living apartments, marketing many jobs, hey hadn't, heard from hanging since she texted him too say she was running light to their appointment phone Goods revealed that using so fine was lost active on the afternoon. She vanished it ping to sell Taylor. downtown champagne around a fool minute, draw from the you. Are you say the final paying was it to twenty. Eight p m need twenty minutes after she had planned to get to one north, the champagne banner Mass transit district is above network that serves both cities locally, had known as the empty day. This was this
stem used by Ying to navigate around town says within the Anti day are equipped with multiple say, say: tv cameras, wall, examining footage taken by the vehicles on June nine investigators caught sight of evening outside her apartment building at one thirty, five p m: a bosses, external camera captured being Yang. Has she boarded internal whereas recorded her ass. She walked down the aisle and found a sate. She was dressed in Janes, a pink and white long slaves shirt with a what top underneath and white shoes She was carrying a Navy blue backpack and on her head was agreed, baseball cap, the boy was operating on what was called the teal line, its. Route to passengers, nor faced through the college campus
at one. Fifty two p m it stopped at the industry. Of Springfield and Matthews Evan. You see no banner weighing disembarked as they saw was still about one and a half miles south of the one north apartments. The likelihood that union had intended to transfer to one other boss four minutes later, a boss known the twenty two limited travelled through the area, the vehicles external cameras, filmed ganging, walking nor the Long Springfield Avenue towards another stop when union noticed the boss passing her. She ran after it and attempted to flag it down. It was. please she wanted to board. However, ass. She was on the wrong side of the road it continued on without stopping the boss turned laugh
onto a name too Goodwin Avenue being traced after it, but didn't make it to the next stop in time and, ultimately, mister to paste together, Yin movements. From then onwards, investigators pulled footage from security camera in the vicinity of her lost nine location. You why you see campus police, telecommunications officer, Kenny Costa, with scrutinising footage taken from a parking garage camera when he noticed something standing across the road was being waiting, by a bus. Stop she had seemingly continued along Goodwin having you to stop after missing the boss officer Costa, kept watching the video at two p m, a black for door.
Back could be seen driving south along Goodwin Avenue on the opposite side of the road from you, Car then turn to left onto a side street before reappear, Non Goodwin Avenue several minutes later. This time it was on the evening side of the street. The vehicle approached her slow down and pulled over evening approached the car and chatted to the driver. Through the past your window. After almost a minute, she opened the front passenger door and climbed inside closing the door behind her The car then poured away from the curb continued north Good when Avenue and disappeared from view
this sequence of events, bore striking similarities to an incident reported to police. Just the hours before you hanging vanished. Another you why you say student Emily Hogan had been approached by a black car in a similar manner, while walking alone to a bus. Stop in it. Release instance. They cause my old DR opposed as an undercover police officer in an attempt to coax her into his vehicle. The. we are aware, Emily was confronted, was roughly four blocks. Where you hanging John, was taken other security cameras in the area captured the car containing ringing travelling a quarter mile before it turned onto a straight named university avenue. It couldn't be tracked any further
appeared as though the motorist had been following well well. Before approaching her ass, she chased after the boss, the black vehicle was filmed driving along the same road. No matter how they looked at the footage investigators couldn't get a clear view of the driver or the vehicles Lawson's play they tried zooming in, but the images became too pixelate it. However, the footage was sufficient to identify the vehicle as a black satin straw. This was a very rare make and model satin Astros were first produced in two thousand and eight, but due to the global financial crisis, only a few thousand was solved. The model was discontinued after just one year of
doctrine, police firmly believed that union had been kidnapped. As there was a chance she might have been transported across state lines. The FBI were brought in to assist the investigation, a list of all set master is registered in the county, was quickly obtained. There were approximately twenty six in total of these, only eighteen were for door, hatch backs, Agents began visiting the individuals that these vehicles were registered to they started with an address in champagne that was the closest to their field office, but none of the inquiries provided any leads back in China being case was making headlines
Since the fact that union was from an ordinary family increased intrigue, though the household was full of love beings, family did not have much money. They lived in a modest apartment with simple furnishings, Beings, Father wrong girl was a truck driver. Her mother lay phone was a homemaker. Who was unable to read or ride the family didn't have much to contribute to Wendy Perspective. In making this scenario seem unlikely. The chinese parents of other students.
in college in the. U S were gripped by fear that their children might be randomly targeted next year. Beings distraught family couldn't understand why she would have gotten into a strange is vehicle. Her boyfriend speculated that she must have been desperate to get to her appointment. Just over a week after ganging vanished her boyfriend, father and daughter, arrived in champagne to join the search her mother was too exhausted to make the journey she hadn't slept door Aden since learning of beings disappear. The college community rallied around his loved ones, providing them with housing and meals stewed. It also set up an online fundraiser to support the family financially within it. oh of thirty thousand dollars. In less than a week
Eighty thousand dollars had been dilated, champagne, canny crime, stoppers worked with beings family too. provide a forty thousand dollar reward for information, leading to an arrest. It was the largest of its kind ever offered by the organization. The FBI offered its own reward of ten thousand dollars volunteers. listed as beings family scale at the straits and followed up on leads. One Tipp said that union had been spotted in the city of I long one hundred and twenty four miles South west of champagne. Her family made the considerable journey only to discover the siting was a case of mistaken identity. Complicating matters with unions, fathers, inability to speak English and the difficulties of navigating a foreign country.
Ron Gallo Jeong struggled to sleep at not and would often leave he's bed to go stand outside he's doing apartment. He waited there for hours. Hoping union would come home, run. Girl gave his first the meteor interview on Thursday June twenty two through a translator. He begged the person who had taken taking to return her before addressing he's daughter directly being they strong, Daddy's waiting for you here. I hope that being a good person, you will be safe forever. I will wait for you and we will defend I find you in an effort to raise awareness unions, boyfriend, shall Ling organised a vigil to take place on the nod.
Thursday June. Twenty nine participants would begin at the campuses. Credit centre for the performing arts then walked to the location where union was last seen after pausing at the side, they would return to the credit centre for a concept that evening Megan, not her real name received a text message from her boyfriend. The pair had only been dating a month after meeting on a dating website in his message. Maidens boyfriend requested that she accompany him to the work that was being held fleeing John. He rode I am going to this, no matter what I d love it. If you were there
I wish me Meghan was aware of Yin Yang's case. She asked her boyfriend why he was interested in going and why he wanted to go to. He replied that he didn't know, but he was asking her to me getting a grade when the couple met venue, maidens boyfriend held up a collar that she sometimes war when they were intimate and asked her to put it on Pair often engaged in acts of baby S, erotic, consensual role, playing that includes bondage discipline, dominance and submission. Megan refuse to where the collar stating that it wouldn't be appropriate. The occasion was to somebody
and she was uneasy wearing such an item in public. He accepted this and didn't press the matter. The pair joined the three hundred and fifty strong crowd, including ganging loved ones, chatting quietly as they stand. Out. After briefly talking about their relationship. Maidens boyfriend brought up the nearby FBI Field Office, describe to where it was located, then named some of them
duration sees covering the walk. He also made some abstruse remarks about the wolves participants being there for him. After a while, he picked up a one of maidens, hands and traced the number thirteen on her palm. She was confused at the end of the walk. Megan went to the bathroom when she returned outside a boyfriend was sitting on a bench waiting for her. He grabbed her. I find and tucked away on it before handing back. He had written a short message on her note sad. It read. It was me she was number thirteen she he's gone. Forever. after me
had seen the message her boyfriend dilated it. The pair then attended the concert maidens boys, and exhibited strange behaviour throughout their shared pickens a large amount of alcohol and clad in a widely slow, staccato fashion. When there Crown gave evenings boyfriend a standing ovation, hey, remained seated at one stage He pointed out another attend data Megan and remarked that she would make quite a good target by the time that concept concluded Megan was extremely disturbed as the pair walked off her boy friend brought up the message he had talked earlier on maidens. Fine, hey revealed that he was a serial killer,
he had started murdering when he was nineteen and had killed a total of thirteen women. He did no, the names of any victims. Aside from Yin John Jung He was the only one who had a public profile and could be tied back to him. He told Megan. She was the first person he'd ever confided in and remarked, the last person I would consider had my level that actually did anything was TED. Bundy Hay was: chord in the eighties, concealing her fear. Megan continued the conversation, She asked if thirteen was a large number of victims, her boy, friend responded incorrectly its bigger than Jeffrey dumb bigger than John Wayne Gacy I have
the nations attention. Apparently, He then reassured Megan that he would never harm her. She responded unless, for some reason on the complete idiot and say something to somebody and then I'm not saying hey replied, that's true! Invite the guide, is fronting. The union John case remained tight, lipped refusing to divulge publicly hell what was progressing behind this. Things that had been working around the clock to find her ongoing efforts to enhance security, camera footage of the suspects. Certain ass draw proved fruitless. You why you see campus police officer sergeant James COD are ass. The weather
hey, could help. Canada was known for his knowledge of cars, and I've had detail over the course of five to ten minutes. He continually slowed and paused the video to make sure nothing escaped in Canada then noticed something the hub of cap on the cause right front, we'll appeared to have a dock spot. He re wound the voyage and studied every single frame, a realised that the hub cap was broken with a chunk missing from the outer rim. Sergeant. Cod are also determined that the vehicle had a son worth of all the black satin Nostra hatch backs within that county. Only one was noted as having a sunrise It was the first to vehicle the FBI had inspected. During their initial inquiries. It was registered to a twenty
Seven year old, local man named Brent Christians in who lived right there in sheer Christians in a former masters student at the? U? R? U see had no criminal record. He lived with. These walk lay saw not her real name in a two bedroom apartment on West Springfield Avenue Christians and had also been teaching assistant at the university, but was currently unemployed and looking for work when initially questioned by the FBI, Bring Kristensen had been polite and up front. He was familiar with the union junk case and acknowledged that hey drive a car matching the suspects vehicle, hey, maintain and that he was at home all day on fraud, Adrian nine sleeping or playing video games,
loud he's apartment and car to be searched. Nothing suspicious was found, but their discovery that the suspects car had a son roof narrowed. The investigative spot lot directly on Christians in he's black satin ass draw was the only one in the county that had such a fate. Ya offices, headed straight to the parking lot at Christian since apartment building they hung deal on his car. A large chunk was missing from its front passenger hub cab. It had been awake since Emily Huggins unsettling encounter with the man purporting to be an undercover police officer investigated
as for the union junk case, approached her once again seeking her assistance. They provided her with a photographic line up that contained six different driver's license pitches. When she saw the third photograph, a wave of nausea washed over Emily. she was sure that the main pitch it was the one who had tried to lure into his car
Emily then re considered saying that she was sixty percent sure. The third image was of brain Christian said investigators were granted a federal Warren to search Christians in time and a car. They arrived at his apartment and knocked on the front door. He opened a fraction. The offices couldn't say who was on the other side, one of them cold out that they were there to search that property, the door open to wider, a surprised but calm, brink Christians and stood before the group dressed in his underwear and appeared ass though he had just gotten out of bed hate
MID. The investigators to went out he's home he's wofully saw was standing a few fate behind him naked. One of the agents asked her to put on a robe Christians and was showing the Warren, was asked if he was willing to talk back at the investigators office. Look nonchalant Christians and turned to lay saw and dost everything of saying in the movies tells me I shouldn't talk to the police. What do you think in an equally unconcerned tone? She replied yeah. I think you should go Christians and put on a black tat showed and some pants before he was escorted to the FBI field
this once there he was ass to re copies alibi, although he admitted that he couldn't recall fraud. Adrian nine. Clearly he maintained that he was at home playing video games. He suspected that he had a nap for a couple of hours in the middle of the afternoon One of the interviewing detectives abruptly asked: look, you know that we didn't bring you all the way up here to talk about a video game, so what you had for lunch that day, what do you think that we brought you up here, Christians in reply? Because the car I own was seen picking up a girl, that's missing when asked who was driving.
He's car on the dying question Christians and said no one else had access to it in an effort to get him talking. Kristensen was told there was footage of him picking up eating John. He remarked that he had insane himself in any of the forty eight shown by the media, a detective retorted. You ve seen what we ve allowed you to say Christians and began breathing heavily his eyes dotted around the room. There was a long pause that seemed to drag suddenly. He said that he might have gotten his days makes. He now admitted to picking up an asian girl on what he thought was Saturday June. Ten hate me
now driving around the you. Why you say when he saw a girl, looking distressed and pulled over to speak with her? She was light for a meeting with her professor and showed Christian sent a map on her phone of where she needed to go. He offered her a lift and she accepted, but after he driven a few blocks, the girl became destroyed. She tried to get out of the car Christians and thought he might Steve accidently taken a wrong turn and inadvertently scared her. He stopped and let her out after the girl exiting the car she stood on the sidewalk looking at her phone Christians and then drove them He couldn't remember he's passenger name but provided a brief description of her. She spoke broken English had been wearing jeans and was carrying a backpack.
Hey estimated, she had only been in his car for five minutes all less, but he couldn't remember where he had taken her when asked why he had withheld this information Christians and insisted that he thought he'd. Given the girl. I lived on the Saturday, not the Friday, that Union John was taken. The topic of Christians in Marriage was then raised Kristensen and he's wofully saw were in a mutually agreed upon open relationship which enabled them to date. Other people, while remaining married LISA, had a boyfriend whom she knew through work. The weekend ganging was taken LISA and her boyfriend, who vacationing
into Stag Kristensen was left home alone. He admitted that he had gone out driving because he'd being stir crazy and align lay all he wanted was to key his head Christians and pointed out that he still wasn't sure the girl. He d men had being John. He was ass if he'd picked up the girl, because you wanted to sleep with her Christians. In reply I mean that would have been nice, but then he trailed off. A more forceful approach was taken. Interviewing offices demanded that Christians and tell the truth. Where'd you take her brain. We need to find a hanging. There was a pause, then Christians and said I think, it's time that a stop answering quite
Jens, I know the typical advice is to get a loyal before you answer anything and I think of tried to help enough Forensic examination of Christians in cell phone revealed that less than two months earlier, he had visited a website for individuals interested in sexual fetishism kinks. He spent time in a forum at toddled abduction of one or one in threads, labelled, perfect abduction, fantasy and planning a kidnapping. He tried to a woman about how he would like to a doctor.
he described how he would bind and gag her then put her in a large duffel bag in the trunk rollback save his car the following months: Christians and purchase the six foot long Green canvas duffel bag on line, but soon returned it. Then, just six days before you hanging vanished, he retorted the same back investigators, hadn't found the bag had he's home. This
of Christians apartment did on cover a pair of aviator stall sunglasses lock in those worn by the phoney under cover cop, that approached Emily Hogan hours before being was taken in the main bedroom to tween mattresses had been pushed together to form a king sized bed on. One of these mattresses were three reddish Brown stains to towards the middle and one at the end by the wall. A baseball bat was also found Luminal revealed it to contain disdain Christians in satin ass draw was also examined. The front passenger sate and side of their car had been recently and thoroughly claim.
investigators with certain that Brent Kristensen was involved in unions disappearance, but they didn't want to keep him in custody. If, for a least, they believed he might slip up and do something that would allow them to union on fraud. I June sixteen Kristensen was sent home without charge, Christians and was well aware that he's movements were now being monitored by the FBI. He turned off the tracking function on he's phone and switched to a virtual private network to encrypt his internet connection. In the meantime, he's marriage deteriorated further. His wife had taken to sleeping in the spare room and pushed heavy items against the door to prevent him from entering the cold shower.
I didn't impact Christians in too harshly as per the rules. If he's open marriage, he had other intimate partner. He could reach out to a young woman. He recently started dating named Megan Megan had been.
terrified of her boyfriend. Since the nod of Union Junks Vigil Kristensen had insisted she accompany him to the walk during which shaken fast to being a serial killer, that nine he data in an excited and a boastful manner exactly how he had attacked teeing. He said he had taken her to his apartment, cut off her clothing and writer on his bed before strangling her with his hands, as he was over six feet tall and had a large build. It was easy for him to live a power, the much smaller Ying. Nevertheless, She had fought back fiercely Christians and described it as quite unbelievable supernatural almost how she didn't give up.
yes demanded that he had chugged ringing for ten minutes the spot. This she kept breathing He then carried her into the bathroom and placed her in the tub before striking her, with these baseball bat uncertain whether he had killed her. He grabbed a north and stabbed her in the neck eight consciously or as a reflex young. Tried to grab the weapon Kristensen, then decapitated, her He told me again. This Vano ACT put a stop to what he called this fuckin zombie shit. But spoke. Admiringly of unions fought for survival, described being her as valiant Kristensen, then laughed about the fact that some people at Beings Vigil had thanked him for attending.
I am apparently very good at this. He boasted They will never find her because I will never tell anyone the family they won't leave until she's found they're gonna leave empty, handed Megan returned time a short time later and walked inside alone. She then spoke directly into her clothing. It's ten! I won and I hope I got at least some of that
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Under wraps, not even Yin Yang family were aware that a suspect tat emerged. They continued carry out their own inquiries. All the while Kristensen was being questioned and he's belonging searched. Megan was upset to learn that her boyfriend was a prime sauce backed in kidnapped investigation, yet Couldn't deny her own concerns although her relationship with Christians in Saint promising to begin with it, May he sent her a series of text messages in which rambled about not wanting to fade away into. Obscurity quote, I would rather destroy humanity and let that happen on no most would disagree. It was proposed that me
And work with investigators by covertly recording Christians and whenever they were together, she was conflicted while she loved Christians in. Megan, ultimately a great to participate, believing that her actions could help exonerate him. She was provided with two recording devices, one was hidden inside a coffee mug, the other was the size of a post at night and could be worn underneath clothing Megan started. Recording Christians, in light of that same day, Initially seemed nervous about being under investigation, but then at another point. He appeal it amused by the situation, Christians and often talked about the Union John case with Megan. He came up with excuses regarding the evidence.
And him often using Megan as escape go. He said he had purchased the duffel bag to transport, a cat scratching post for her, although she never received it. He also said that the blood in his bedroom belonged to her, even though Megan knew this wasn't true. On Friday June. Twenty three Megan recorded a fine conversation in which Christians and said he was worried about what would happen to him. If the investigation go south, he added their desperate or will be in prison for life. The pair continued their conversation via text messages in one Christians in admitted, I was the one who picked that girl up by dropped her off shortly off
I didn't do anything wrong, but she's missing and I am officially the last one who saw her place. Our loses a husband. If this goes wrong, I will literally lose my life by the time Christians in ass, the Megan to attend evenings ritual with him She was already deeply troubled by he's various remarks prior to leaving home Megan HEAT, a recording device on her body when she returned home later in the non she found the F B. I too I defy them of Christians, chilling serial killer confession. She then burst into tears. The following day: you're fraud, a June thirty, was burnt Christians. Twenty Eightth birthday,
the agents arrived at his apartment and charged him with a federal crime of Kidnapping academy. a dog brought into the residents alert. In the bathroom where Christians and had confessed to killing Yin. There were no human remains at the address, but agents Please the number of items, flooding a roll of doctype, none of evenings belongings were found. An alternative alot source revealed hand France and swapping marks on the dry wall and carpet alongside and underneath Christians bed suggesting someone had cleaned the area. A dock reddish
I was found on the underside of they caught that, as well as on its tax trip and the floor beneath samples of this staining. Why tested along with swabs, previously taken of Christian since mattress and a baseball bat, all lot m returned a positive result for unions dna, although It couldn't be proven that it was Christians and who had taken ringing. Further residents proved he was in the area had the time security cameras from a local supermarket court Christians. and buying a bottle of wrong at seven forty. I am on Friday, eighty nine from there he drove around the you. Why you say campus in the US the mass of beings disappearance Kristensen, used, he's smart, fine to research,
gradients in cleaning products. News articles about the case. information on Illinois obstruction of justice laws. He also looked up in nation on how I found tracking works, despite not owning one evening, however, had used an Iphone months before the abduction Christians and fill doubting intake form, but the you all you say, cancelling Santa hey, had written that alcohol ended drug addiction were ruining his life and that he wanted to harm. Others went on
step back he's desire to her Paypal. Kristensen revealed that he'd been spending lots of time researching serial killers, particularly TED Bundy. He remarked of always being interested in the bad guys. He admitted to making homicidal plans which progressed to the point of purchasing items that could be used in a murder that said He later returned them, hey insisted. He didn't want to actually heard anyone, because he didn't quite want to live with the guild. He refused to attend us.
substance abuse facility or a meeting at alcoholics anonymous. However, Kristensen did attend to follow up appointments with clinical councillors. Another cancelling session was planned for April six. Two thousand seventeen Christians and filled out in intake form than the appointment, but never met with the council. On after that, he said, the attending cancelling sessions during his time in custody. Kristensen find his wife lay saw. Their conversation was recorded. Kristensen Wanta Delay saw two delayed, he's a cap on the desk. caution. Website, read it as well as any of his stupid comments. In a post discussing
the possibility that evenings kidnap, I might have been posing as an undercover police officer. Kristensen had commented. That's very TED, Bundy, ask scary Christians and had once confided in lay saw that he was fascinated by serial killers as well as quote: violence testing limits, things of that nature, this about a laser? She, you shoot her husband with an ultimatum to stop drinking when he failed to do so. Laser announced in March two thousand and seventeen that she wanted a divorce this course Christians and to become a motion destroyed so lay saw suggested they opened their relationship as a compromise least, returned home from her wakened away with her boyfriend days after
Ying was abducted. She didn't notice anything strange about her husband behaviour. However, on Monday June twelve, she saw him leave the apartment carrying duffel bag that didn't look to have much inside it. She also noticed the petrol gauge and Christians in satin. Now straw was at the half way point. This indicated that Christians and had driven two hundred miles over the weekend LISA was prized by this is her husband was a home body that never. we traveled anywhere stuff students from the? U R, u say, was shocked upon learning of burnt Christians, arrest, haven, remembered as a mild mannered and normal students and teachers assistant if a little awkward, how
However, one young woman who lived in the same apartment building is him told the media She had always found him creepy photographs and video footage taken at the visual fleeing featured Kristensen with Megan. He was captured holding her hand and and walking alongside her with an arm around her shoulders, enhance side. These and knock you see me. Jews were chilling as they imply. The evenings killer might have walked with her family that not pretending to show he support. on the morning of Monday July, three members of the media and the? U r? U say: community Cute outside
Dennis Small Federal Court house to attend Christian. Since first hearing, only forty five people could feeding saw the courtroom, hundreds of others gathered outside chanting, justice for union while holding banners and signs that red we are with you, you name When Christians are appearing court, he was shackled at the ankles and said little. beings, father and boyfriend watched on in silence, as the judge ordered him to be held without bond, he was facing charges of kidnapping resulting in death and lying to federal agents. The prosecution was seeking the death penalty. Christians in play.
Did not guilty hangings, mother and brother joined the rest of the young family. In the U S. In anticipation of the trial, lay phone sobbed ass. Her husband spoke through an interpreter to the press. This is a very painful process. How dreams have been shattered? We just cause bon telling ourselves. This is the worst and we cannot really lose any more. He vowed that he would not leave the U S until his daughter had been found and could be given a proper burial in accordance with their beliefs and culture. Delays by the defence meant that trial didn't begin until April to them in nineteen almost two years after evenings disappearance.
In the interim, her family returned to China to conserve their money and so lay foam could recover from illness. The trial was held outside of champagne banner after Christian since attorney success. Billy argued that extensive media coverage of the case might have prejudiced the local jury pool. The venue change would inconvenience beings family who had returned to Illinois. They were soon offered a place to stay locally for the trials. Duration Christian, since it any shocked the court by starting he's opening address, with the line Brent Christians and killed hearing John and do nothing that way say or do during this phase of the trial. will be an attempt to sidestep or deny that bring. Kristensen is responsible for her death. The defence explained
they were only having a trial, because Kristensen might face the death penalty if convicted. Their intention was to prevent this sentence. Star witness for the prosecution, Megan was the first witness to draw any emotion from christian son. He looked down at his hands and a key generally walked away a tier ass. She spoke when asked how it felt to be testifying against her form. A boyfriend Megan replied terrifying. She was then asked. So why are you doing it before answering because its necessary Christians and did not take the stand.
the defence asserted that the government wanted to Turkey's life. They relied on Christians and long term alcoholism as an excuse for these actions going so far as accusing Megan of plying him with booze to get him to confess. They also blame her for it producing him said they D s M, claiming she quote injected the idea of fantasy and sex data. grubbed Christians and has a happily married, successful student, who was led astray by alcohol and linked sex with violence. After discovering baby s m culture, after two hours of deliberation, the jury found to bring Kristensen guilty on all three counts.
Following Christian since conviction, lawyers representing unions, family issued a statement thanking investigators for their hard work on this case, describing the coordinated efforts as nothing short of remarkable day also thing to all the witnesses who had testified. In particular, Megan quote: maidens, courage is self evident and the assistance she gave to law enforcement was invaluable. The close knit loving young family were able to tell the world how the loss of evening had impacted them at Christians and sentencing. Hearing her father wept over the last photo. He had taken with these daughter. It depicted union, flanked by both her parents outside a train station moments. Before she departed for the you ass, she had
Celebrated her twenty sixth birthday party, doubling as a farewell celebration through tease her mother, asked the court. This wonderful daughter of mine she's. My everything. How am I supposed to carry on living. I really don't know how to carry on one of the few times Christians and showed a motion throughout the hearing was when he's father testified that the thought of his son being executed was unbearable. This caused the Christians in two breakdown in tee In order for Christians into received the death penalty, the jury had to reach a unanimous decision. I deliberated for almost two days. Ultimately, ten wanted to deliver the death penalty, while two were opposed
As a result, brand Christian was sentenced to lock in prison without the possibility of release. He was also given foggy sentences for the two charges of lying to federal agents and the maximum fine have seven hundred and fifty three. And dollars. Christians and chose not to address the cord upon hearing the verdict bought some Oh that he's mother. When he heard his life would be spared, the judge told him the mercy standard to you by the jury is a testament to their humanity, not your character. The young family must live with the thought that Yin was ripped away from them, but Odo stranger, thousands of miles away fulfilling his self absorbed and selfish fantasies
with no regard yet to this day for anyone other than himself. Your complete and total lack of remorse was not lost on anyone and emphasise the one more time today when given the opportunity to speak and not subject to any cross, examined Jane you could have said whatever you wanted to say for as little or as long as you wished, and yet today, seven hundred and sixty nine days off. You talking in life. You could not muster a simple. I'm sorry. Christians in jail come caused. An uproar in China. Many citizens share, the desire of beings family to see him received the death penalty. However,
Nix family accepted that the last sentence was still a suitable punishment that reflected the significance of their loss. Her father said. We hope that every day he spends in prison, he feels the pain and suffering that we feel for the loss of being. He added now that the trial is over and the jury has made its decision? We ask the defendant to unconditionally tell us He knows about unions, location if you have any humanity left in your sol. Please help and doubt torment. Please let us bring being home. The search feelings remains had been long, but few tall, dumpsters, crate beds and abandoned mine shafts had been thoroughly searched. Crime stoppers singing
Family offered a fifty thousand dollar reward for information that lead to her discovery. They work and legally unaware that Christians and had already revealed what had become of evening. November two thousand nineteen Kristensen had divulged the truth to federal prosecutors in an attempt to negotiate a deal that would prevent him from receiving the death penalty. as this information was part of an immunity agreement. Prosecutors had been able to share it until after Kristensen was convicted and sentenced off killing hanging Kristensen had dismembered her. And placed her remains in three separate garbage bags. The following day, he threw the bags into a dumpster outside his apartment. Building On Monday June, twelve he placed a year.
Beings or phone clothing and backpack in the large duffel bag he purchased earlier this month then drive around disposing of them in various dumpsters around the champagne banner area. Finally, he threw the duffel bag away. The dumb STAR where Yang remains were placed was emptied the same day. Its contents were taken to a private landfill, then compacted twice spread over an area spanning fifty yards and buried beneath thirty fate of garbage due to the compaction process. Beings remains, would have largely been reduced to a saw smaller than a cell phone investigate
I believe that would be near impossible to recover them. Any attempt to do so would be extremely complicated and expensive beings. Family, fronted. A press conference softer finally being told what became of her hangings. Father told assembled report is: if what that means cities? True it further. Can I that he is a heartless and evil person. We condemn his brutal and malicious actions and we hope that hey suffers the rest of his life. Has he made a year so far in the final moments of her life. We now understand that finding her may be impossible, but if hangings remains our ever found. We will return to take her home to China, where she belongs.
Two days after learning, what had happened to young in her Emily had a memorial service SR one way that same month, it was announced that day had assisted the Why you see in creating an endowment in honour of their daughter, named hangings fund, had aimed to assist the international students and their families in times of crisis, hangings parents donated thirty thousand dollars to the fund. From the go find me money that was raised for them. They, you are, you say, Chancellor, spoke of his admiration for their gesture. The junks. cherished members of our own Illinois. Family are going through one of the most challenging points in their lives, and yet they are still thinking of others Gift will make an enormous impact when they students,
their families needed most evenings family also donated a further. Twenty thousand dollars has rewards for individuals who helped solve her case Do you, I, you see also awarded three members of the police department these highest on on the chancellor's medallion for their work. On your case,
Sergeant James Canada, who identified the satin asters, distinctive hubcap and Sun Roof Telecommunication, Kenny Costa, who tries to evenings path to the second bus, stop and discovered she had been abducted using cctv, footage and detective Eric Stuyvesant who interrogated Christians in despite brand Christians and boasting that he was the prolific serial killer. Nothing has ever being found linking him to any other crimes. Investigators concluded that this element he's. Confession was nothing more than a fantasy beings. Parents chose her name as it meant. The twinkling of the stars saw candle line
from an early age. Their daughter proved to be extremely intelligent. She ranked at the top of her class at every school she attended into them. nine evening was accepted to study environmental science at university. She was first, a member of her family to pursue a tertiary education for he's late on union graduated as one of the top students in her year. Next she began a masters degree in environmental engineering at Beijing. Prestigious packing university by two thousand. Sixteen union had her master and began working as a research assistant at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She set aside some the money she I intend to purchase the gifts that would make her feel ways lives easier, such as microwave and a cell fine union,
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