Overseas Network, August 10, local time, 9 p.m., Chinese visiting scholar Zhang Yingying held a memorial service at the First Baptist Church in Sawaii, Illinois, in which Yingyings brother read out a letter from her fianc, Hou Xiaolin. According to the letter, Zhang Yingyings case shows the dignity, tenacity and kindness of the Chinese people.
According to the US Virtual Channel 9 (WGN-TV), Yingyings boyfriend said in the letter: In two years of case investigation, people all over the world have seen Yingyings sufferings and felt that we have lost Yingyings pain, but they have also seen the dignity, tenacity and kindness of the Chinese people. We are proud of Yingyings personality.
It is understood that the memorial meeting was originally planned to be held last week, but due to the request of Yingyings family, the memorial meeting was postponed to 9 days. Zhang Yingyings family and attorneys held a conference in Urbana, Illinois on July 7 to explain the possible whereabouts and search of her body.
At the conference, Zhang Yingyings familys attorney Steven Beckett first made a statement. According to Mr. Beckett, according to Mr. Christensens lawyer, after killing Zhang Yingying, Mr. Christensen said he put the body in a garbage bag and put it in a garbage bin outside his apartment in the Champagne area of Illinois. It was found that the contents of the dustbin were transported to a private landfill near Danville, Illinois. At present, the search has not yet started.
According to previous reports, on July 18, the jury decided that the defendant in Zhang Yingyings case, Christensen, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, was sentenced to life imprisonment. Since Zhang Yingyings disappearance on June 9, 2017, she has gone through 768 days of investigation and trial. During this period, numerous cases that have attracted the attention of the people of the United States and China have come to an end.