Visiting Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying was who was murdered in 2017 by Brendt Christensen. Photo: University of Illinois police via EPA-EFE

Slain scholar Zhang Yingying may never be buried in China, father says after learning gruesome details of what happened to her body

  • Killer Brendt Christensen told lawyers he had put remains in three bags and thrown them in garbage
  • Family wants to create gravesite in US, as authorities say recovering remains from landfill would be expensive and difficult
Topic |   Crime

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Visiting Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying was who was murdered in 2017 by Brendt Christensen. Photo: University of Illinois police via EPA-EFE
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Zhang Yingying’s body has never been found. Photo: University of Illinois Police via EPA-EFE

Remains of murdered Chinese student Zhang Yingying may be in US landfill, family told

  • Information comes from lawyers for her killer, Brendt Christensen, and was provided under immunity agreement
  • Family has repeatedly urged Christensen to reveal what he did with body so they can return it to China for burial
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Zhang Yingying’s body has never been found. Photo: University of Illinois Police via EPA-EFE
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