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FBI: Search for Visiting Chinese Scholar is Agency Priority

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Ronggao Zhang, center, father of missing Yingying Zhang, at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill., on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The Thursday evening interview at Altgeld Hall in Urbana comes two weeks after Yingying Zhang, 26, disappeared. (Heather Coit/The News-Gazette via AP)

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 09:15 AM

The FBI says the search for a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois is a national priority for the agency.

Jon Holloway, assistant special agent in charge of criminal investigation at the Springfield FBI office, discussed the FBI's efforts Thursday night at a campus meeting about 26-year-old Yingying Zhang's disappearance.

Holloway says updates are being regularly sent to the office of the FBI's acting director and U.S. field offices.

Zhang was last seen on a surveillance video getting into a black Saturn Astra in Urbana on the afternoon of June 9. Police have labeled the case a kidnapping but haven't ruled out other scenarios.

Earlier Thursday, her father Ronggao Zhang made an emotional appeal for his daughter's safe return in an interview with The (Champaign) News-Gazette.

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The FBI says the search for a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois is a national priority for the agency.
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