CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- (WGN) -- Lawyers for the man charged with kidnapping and killing a visiting University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign scholar are asking for a delay in his trial to investigate purported sightings of the victim.
Yingying Zhang, 26, was last seen in Urbana on June 9. Surveillance cameras captured her getting into Brendt Christensen’s car.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Christensen’s attorneys said they were aware of “several purported sights” of Zhang around the country. They also said her accounts have been logged into since she went missing.