Yingying Zhang Garden to be dedicated


URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - The Yingying Zhang Memorial Garden will be dedicated Thursday in Urbana.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert J. Jones and Kimberlee K. Kidwell, the dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has invited faculty members, staff, students and the public to the dedication.

Yingying Zhang was a Chinese UofI scholar who was kidnapped and murdered.

Her body has not been found, but a man named Brendt Christensen has been charged with the crimes.

The garden will be dedicated Thursday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. at the corner of Goodwin Avenue and Clark Street outside of Campbell Hall in Urbana.

It is located close to where Zhang was last seen on June 9, 2017.

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