.grecaptcha-badge { visibility: hidden; }

U of Illinois Wants Suit By Slain Scholar’s Estate Dismissed

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Yingying Zhang
Visiting Chinese scholar/University of Illinois student Yingying Zhang was kidnapped in 2017. Her body has never been found.

URBANA — The University of Illinois is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the estate of a slain visiting Chinese scholar against two social workers at a campus counseling center. A judge dismissed a federal lawsuit against the social workers in December. But the woman’s estate refiled it in state court in January.

Brendt Christensen was later convicted of kidnapping Yingying Zhang. Her body has never been found.

The News-Gazette reports that her family has argued that the social workers should have done more when the Christensen told them about his fascination with serial killers and that he had bought items to move and dispose of a body. – The News-Gazette via Associated Press

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking the Coronavirus Information Center for the most recent numbers and guidance.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Associated Press

Associated Press

Recent Content

WILL and the Illinois Newsroom are committed to bringing you in-depth, relevant coverage that keeps you informed and engages you with our community and our state. Join with thousands of others to keep this important public media-based resource available to all.