A suspect has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China who went missing three weeks ago.
The FBI believes Zhang to be dead, according to the News-Gazette.
Brent Christensen, 27, of Champaign, was arrested Friday night.
A criminal complaint says FBI agents overheard Christensen explaining while he was under surveillance that he kidnapped Zhang, according to an FBI press release.
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Zhang was reported missing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on June 9. She was last seen near an Urbana bus station talking to a person in a black Saturn Astra, which police believe to have been Christensen.