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Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois days

URBANA, Illinois. – Police say a Chinese scholar visit to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus has been missing for days.

Yingying Zhang ‘ s friends contacted police Saturday to say that they haven’t heard from the 26-year-old woman who since Friday in the afternoon. Police say Zhang was on his way to an apartment complex to sign a rental agreement.

University of Illinois police released video surveillance on Monday show Zhang entering a black Saturn Astra vehicle in Urbana about 2 hours Friday, shortly after getting off a bus. University police spokesman Patrick Wade tells The (Champagne) News-Gazette that the government needs the public help in identifying the vehicle.

Zhang is a visit to the school Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. The police say that they are in the center of Illinois about a month and has been staying in university housing.

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Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com

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