Urbana, Illinois
June 9, 2017


  • Photograph taken in 2017
  • Surveillance photo taken June 9, 2017
  • Front of suspect's vehicle - black Saturn Astra four-door hatchback
  • Rear of suspect's vehicle - black Saturn Astra four-door hatchback


Surveillance Video of Missing Student Yingying Zhang

Yingying Zhang is seen entering a black Saturn Astra on the east side of Goodwin Avenue in Urbana. The surveillance video was provided by University of Illinois police.


Date(s) of Birth Used December 21, 1990
Place of Birth China
Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Height 5'4"
Weight Approximately 110 pounds
Sex Female
Race Asian
Nationality Chinese


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location of Yingying Zhang.


Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was last seen on Friday, June 9, 2017, in Urbana, Illinois. Security cameras captured her getting into a car at the corner of West Clark Street and North Goodwin Avenue around 2:04 p.m. that day.


Zhang was last seen wearing a charcoal-colored baseball hat, a pink-and-white top, jeans, and white tennis shoes. She carried a black backpack.


The suspect's vehicle is described as a black Saturn Astra four-door hatchback. It appeared to be driven by a White male, and circled the area prior to making contact with Zhang.

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