Missing U of I scholar would be 27 today

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): December 21st is the birthday of missing University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang.

Her family released a video on Facebook wishing her a happy birthday. At the end it says, "We will find you."

A make shift memorial has been set up for the past few months at the bus stop where she was last seen.

"We need to find her," Xiaolin Hou, Yingying's boyfriend, says in the video. "We must find her and we will find her."

The FBI says they no longer believe she is alive.

Yingying would be 27-years-old today.

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