Its still a mystery who is the trafficker Mei Yi

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 Its still a mystery who is the trafficker Mei Yi


In July 2017, Lin Yuhui, a retired senior engineer of Shandong public security department, drew a picture of Shen Cong. Provided by Lin Yuhui

Looking for Shen Cong

Shen Junliang and his wife took their younger brothers car and set out from Jinan, Shandong Province, one day and one night before arriving at Zengcheng District, Guangzhou, on the evening of March 6. That night, the police of Zengcheng Branch of Guangzhou Public Security Bureau issued a notice about the discovery of Shen Cong, a child who had been abducted for 15 years. His father Shen Junliangs cell phone immediately came up with hundreds of calls, which rang until it got stuck. He couldnt make a call or answer it.

On the evening of March 7, the boy, who was about 16 years old and was 1.7 meters tall, came to his room accompanied by two policemen. He recognized the birthmark on his sons face at a glance. This is Shen Cong, his son who has been looking for 15 years. His feet are soft and he cant help crying.

The case of child trafficking occurred in 2005. The traffickers involved, Zhang Weiping, Zhou Rongping, Yang Chaoping, Liu Zhenghong and Chen Shoubi, were arrested by Zengcheng District branch in 2016. In 2018, Zhang Weiping and Zhou Rongping were sentenced to death, Yang Chaoping and Liu Zhenghong were sentenced to life imprisonment, and Chen Shoubi was sentenced to 10 years of fixed-term imprisonment.

The reason why the case has attracted national attention is that in November 2019, a simulated portrait of Mei Yi, a middleman of human traffickers, appeared on the Internet, which even caused the whole people to look for Mei Yi. However, the Ministry of public security quickly dismissed rumors that the portrait was not officially released. Who is Aunt Mei? Where are you? Does it really exist? There is no answer so far.

Recognize each other

Shen Cong was wearing a thin white T-shirt. The color was yellow. He hugged Shen Junliang and Yu Xiaoli, patted them on the back and said repeatedly, dont cry, mom, Dad.

Shen Junliang is ready to talk. Suddenly, he doesnt know where to start. Later, the first question came out. He asked his son, do you know that you are the abducted child after all these years?? Shen Cong told him that when he saw Shen Junliangs son searching in the news some time ago, he didnt expect that he was Shen Cong.

In the past 15 years, Shen Cong lived in an ordinary rural family in Meizhou. His adoptive parents worked in Shenzhen for a long time, and he was mainly taken care of by his grandmother. He grew up with his older sister and younger brother. He once looked at the family and wondered why he was not like them, but no one mentioned anything to him.

A few days after they met each other, Shen Junliangs family of three stayed in a hotel in Zengcheng. This is a happy day for Shen Junliang. Because Shen Cong likes sports, especially playing basketball. Every morning, Shen Junliang takes him out for a morning run and walk. Later, because of the epidemic, he had to take online classes. Shen Junliang did not dare to disturb him, so he walked away quietly. Shen Cong is going to prepare for the mid-term exam this year. He has been studying in the village before. His grades are not very good. He told Shen Junliang that he must fight for it.

Father and son talk a lot every day, about family, about school life and so on. One night, Shen Junliang was too tired and fell asleep. When Shen Junliang woke up more than an hour later, he found that Shen Congs coat was over him. In the long past, Shen Junliang never expected such a moment.

In fact, before the new year, Shen knew that he would be able to see his son soon. At 4:00 p.m. on January 18, Shen Junliang rode a small battery car to the studio of Lin Yuhui, a retired senior engineer of the physical evidence appraisal center of the Public Security Department of Shandong Province. Lin Yuhui once helped him draw Shen Congs portrait, and also drew the Mei Yi portrait which caused a sensation all over the country. Lin Yuhui recalled to China News Weekly that Shen Junliang was not the same as usual, looking happy and relieved. Lin Yuhui learned from Shen junliangkou that Zengcheng police revealed the information and Shen Cong estimated that he had found it.

At about 9 a.m. on March 6, Shen Junliang said to Lin Yuhui by phone that he was ready to pick up the child in Zengcheng.

Shen Junliang went out to buy a suit and shoes for the child, and brought 5 N95 masks. Along the way, Shen Junliang was still afraid. I wonder if Shen Cong would like to go home with him. Before the meeting, Zengcheng police repeatedly advised them not to be too excited, so as not to scare the children. The police have arranged psychological counseling for Shen Cong, who was tearful when they told him his life experience.

When he was carried away from Zengchengs rental house 15 years ago, Shen Cong was still a baby under one year old. During the day of January 4, 2005, Yu Xiaoli was at home with Shen Cong. When Yu Xiaoli went to the kitchen to make lunch, she was suddenly held by someone behind her. She sealed her mouth with tape. Her face seemed to be covered with something with the smell of fertilizer and cool hair. Then her hands were tied up. She couldnt move, but Shen Congs crying became more and more distant.

Yu Xiaoli was still pregnant with her second child. Later, she returned home and began to have hallucinations and delusions. She was diagnosed with acute stress disorder. After Shen Cong was robbed, Yu Xiaoli told Shen Junliang that there was another time before that, Shen Cong pushed his walker to run back and forth in the corridor at the door of their rental house. She didnt notice in the inner room, and Shen Cong suddenly disappeared. Later, after searching every floor, I found the child lying on the bed of the neighbor opposite the door. The neighbor explained that he wanted to feed the child some biscuits. Yu Xiaoli always love to talk and smile, careless, after holding the child back, there is no malicious speculation about the behavior of the neighbors.

The house they rent is in a four story apartment on Jianglong Avenue, shazhuang, with 10 families living on each floor. Its very close to Shen Junliangs company. Downstairs is the police station. They like this side. They think its safe and clean. On weekdays, Shen Junliang had little communication with his neighbors. After Shen Cong was born, he almost threw off all social activities and wanted to take his children home every day. Unexpectedly, in such a reassuring environment, he lost his child.

Mei Yi painted by Lin Yuhui. Provided by Lin Yuhui

Aunt Mei

The portrait of Mei Yi, the middleman of human traffickers, was published on the Internet in November 2019. Until then, the case only became a national sensation.

At that time, Shen Junliang had been searching for Zijin County, Heyuan City, Guangdong Province, where there might be Mei Yi. This is the mountain city of northern Guangdong. Its not connected to the railway. Its nearly 200 kilometers from Zengcheng. It takes about two and a half hours to drive from Guangzhou. Opposite the passenger station in the county, there used to be a restaurant called Gan Yi Cup. Shen Junliang learned from the investigation progress of the police that after Shen Cong was robbed, the middleman Mei Yi had come here with him, had dinner with a couple in their thirties, the child was traded for 13000 yuan, and the owner of the hotel had a drink with them.

Zengcheng police found the owner of the hotel, but the other side said they did not know. Shen Junliang was not reconciled. Later, the boss told him that he had actually moved out of that place in August 2004.

In the autumn of 2015, Shen Junliang contacted Chen Shiqu, the director of the abduction Office of the Ministry of public security at that time, and the other party verified all kinds of information of Shen Junliang, and then told him that an investigation had been deployed. Not long after that, Zengcheng police told him that he was excited to organize the peddlers to supplement his confession. At noon on March 5 next year, he received a message that the other side claimed to be a volunteer and said, the peddler who robbed your child has been caught.. He and his sister were so excited that they went to the supermarket without having lunch. They bought Shen Cong clothes, schoolbags, etc. and also prepared five boxes of white wine and three Yuxi cigarettes for hospitality.

At this time, the third criminal investigation team of Zengcheng District branch of Guangzhou Public Security Bureau found that Zhang Weiping, Zhou Rongping, Yang Chaoping, Liu Zhenghong and Chen Shoubi were suspected of participating in the case. On March 3, 2016, Zhou Rongping and Yang Chaoping were arrested in Zunyi City, Guizhou Province, and Liu Zhenghong was also arrested on March 7. On March 24, Chen Shoubi, Zhous wife, was arrested.

However, there was no news of Shen Cong until late autumn. On October 19 of that year, the case opened in the first instance of Zengcheng district court, and the whole process was very clear. On the day Shen Cong was robbed, Zhou Rongping and his wife let the wind down downstairs. Yang Chaoping and Liu Zhenghong broke into Shen Juns family with hot pepper water and other crime tools, forced Shen Cong away, and handed it over to Zhang Weiping, a human trafficker. Zhang Weiping sold for another 13000 yuan.

Shen Junliang was excited at the scene. Zhang Weiping stood opposite him and explained that Shen Cong had been sold to a local aunt in Zengcheng, who often went to the fupeng mahjong hall on Xiangjiang Road to play, which was the initial information about Mei Yi.

Shen Junliang immediately went to Xiangjiang Road and posted the notice of looking for people everywhere. Many days later, he met a shoemaker who had been on the road for more than 20 years. He sat down and asked him to polish his shoes, hoping to get some information. The shoemaker told him some family information about the children he had bought in this area.

However, Zengcheng police later checked one by one, but none of them were consistent with Meis information described by Zhang Weiping. Around June 2017, Zhang Weiping explained new facts. Shen Cong was one of nine children he trafficked between 2003 and 2005, he said. Afterwards, he completed the transaction through an intermediary called Mei Yi, and all nine children were sold to Zijin County, Heyuan City, Guangdong Province.

From this time on, Shen Junliang fixed his eyes on Zijin County. In his hand, he also had a copy of the material, which was printed with a picture of Shen Cong when he was a child and a simulated portrait when he was 13 years old. There was a clear birthmark near his left eye. Beside, there is a black-and-white portrait of Mei Yi drawn by Zengcheng police, which indicates the information obtained from the confession of the peddler - Mei Yi, who is about 65 years old, 1.5 meters tall, speaks Cantonese and Hakka, has been active in Zengcheng, Shaoguan and Xinfeng for a long time.

On the evening of March 6, 2020, Shen Junliang and his wife arrived in their younger brothers car from Jinan to Zengcheng, Guangzhou to meet Shen Cong, their son. Drawing / Shen Junliang

portrait

Shen Congs simulated portrait was created by Lin Yuhui. At that time, Lin Yuhui was also an on-the-job senior engineer in the physical evidence appraisal center of Shandong Provincial Public Security Department and the chief analog portrait expert in the unit. Shen Junliang learned that in June 2017, he was introduced by Li Changyu, a Chinese detective, and drew a simulated portrait of the suspect of Zhang Yingying, a missing overseas student, for the U.S. police. In July of that year, he contacted the Public Security Department of Shandong Province, hoping to ask Lin Yuhui to help draw a simulated portrait of Shen Cong when he grew up.

The field of childrens cross age portrait is also a blank in the world at present. Lin Yuhui told China News Weekly that this was his first attempt. It took him four or five hours to draw a portrait of Shen Junliang, who looked more like him, referring to the photos of Shen Cong when he was a baby and Shen Junliangs husband and wife, and referring to the photos of Shen Junliangs two youngest sons.

Shen Junliang runs around Zijin County with this picture, but there is no progress. In September of that year, he asked Lin Yuhui for help to draw another simulation of Shen Cong, which was more like his wife Yu Xiaoli. With a new portrait, Shen went to Zijin County again. Several parents in the same case also came from all over the country, and more than 20 people set up a group called the group abducted by the same group of traffickers.

But for a whole year, there was no progress. In 2018, Zhang Weiping once again provided a new clue - an old man named Peng Jiaqing lived with Mei Yi for several years in Huangsha village, Zijin County. Zengcheng police found this person to understand that he proposed to marry after living with Mei Yi for two years, but Mei Yi never took out her ID card. Later, she said she would go back to her hometown to get her ID card. Two days later, Mei Yi evaporated. Peng Jiaqing called her and found that it was an empty number.

Shen Junliang went to Huangsha village in September that year, and posted the information of looking for people and Mei Yi in every corner, but there was still no result. In winter, someone came to him and called Mei Yi to help people in Heping County near Zijin County. But the police checked the womans life and confirmed that she was not Mei Yi.

In December 2018, Guangzhou intermediate peoples Court issued a public judgment in the first instance of the case of abduction and sale of children by the defendants Zhang Weiping, Zhou Rongping, Yang Chaoping, Liu Zhenghong and Chen Shoubi. Zhang Weiping and Zhou Rongping were sentenced to death, Yang Chaoping and Liu Zhenghong to life imprisonment and Chen Shoubi to 10 years imprisonment.

In March 2019, Lin Yuhui received an invitation from Zengcheng Public Security Bureau to draw another picture of Mei Yi. He carefully looked at the black-and-white portrait of Mei Yi drawn by Zengcheng Branch before, and met Peng Jiaqing and his family in Huangsha village. Lin Yuhui asked the two people a question. The other side described the appearance of Mei Yi in great detail. Three hours later, the portrait was completed.

At noon on November 9, Lin Yuhui forwarded the colorful portrait of Mei Yi to Shen Junliang, who released the picture to social platforms and media. On November 18, 2019, the microblog of the Ministry of public securitys childrens missing information emergency release platform released a rumor refuting information that the second picture of Mei Yi, a suspect in nine childrens cases abducted in Zengcheng, Guangdong Province, circulated on the Internet. Unofficial information was released, whether Mei Yi existed, how she looked, and there was no other evidence to prove it. Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department did not invite experts to make a second portrait of Mei Yi, and Guangdong police are still actively looking for the whereabouts of the remaining seven children. For such a reversal, Lin Yuhui is still confused.

regression

After the parents of the group abducted by the same group of traffickers gathered in Zijin County to look for their children for a week, Shen Junliang was almost the only one left to continue to look for their children. Some people have to go home to earn money because of the exhaustion of expenses; some have to take care of their business and family; others have to jump out of the train and die because they have been unable to find children for a long time and are mentally ill.

That winter, Shen Junliang had the idea of giving up for the first time. He felt that he owed too much to his family and two other little sons. His wife Yu Xiaoli and his elderly parents also advised him to give up. However, after all these years, he has not turned back.

In 1997, Shen Junliang left his hometown Zhoukou, Henan Province, to work in the south, and worked harder than others. In 2005, he became a manager of injection molding department of an electronic toy factory, with a monthly salary of more than 5000 yuan, which is quite outstanding among the 500 yuan salary of the people around him. At that time, he was 28 years old, the youngest middle-level in the factory, managing thousands of workers and nearly 100 injection molding machines.

Just two or three months after Shen Congs accident, he quit his job and asked his wife to go back to his hometown. He went crazy looking for it alone. Before narrowing down to Zijin County of Heyuan City in 2017, he had been selling half mu of land, combine harvesters and even houses in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan and Zhuhai. Finally, with the original more than 90000 yuan of deposits all spent, still owe more than 500000 yuan of foreign debt.

After the Spring Festival in 2009, my cousin proposed that he be a truck driver in a factory in Jinan where he works. He took his family to rent a cheap house in the suburb of Jinan. In addition to delivery, he kept asking for information and bought train tickets to Guangdong.

Over the past 15 years, Shen Junliang has spent more than 1.5 million yuan, issued more than 1 million notices of seeking people, and even posted a reward of 200000 yuan. But most of the people who called him were liars. Once, he was held in his stomach with a knife in Shenzhen. The other side took away his mobile phone, watch, gold ring and 600 yuan of cash. He stood in the street crying for more than ten minutes.

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Now, Shen Cong is really standing in front of Shen Junliang. No one can feel his mood. Shen Junliang should start to focus on the issue of Shen Cong going to school and his own work. He learned from the police that Shen Congs foster parents called him at the end of last year, and then hung up again. Shenjunliang remembered that there was such a phone call. After the other party asked his name, there was no following. The adoptive parents said at that time, considering that Shen Cong was about to take the high school entrance examination, they decided to wait for his entrance examination before telling him the truth. The police didnt tell Shen Junliang the details of how his adoptive parents bought Shen Cong.

China News Weekly has contacted Zengcheng Branch of Guangzhou Public Security Bureau for many times. The other side said that everything is still under investigation, and the information that can be released needs to wait for their announcement. Li Guangri, deputy director of Zengcheng District branch of Guangzhou Public Security Bureau, reported in the afternoon of March 7 that there is no direct evidence that the human trafficker Mei Yi exists or does not exist. The information about Mei Yi only comes from the confession of Zhang Weiping, the criminal suspect who was arrested in 2016.