Facebook Pixel

Yingying Zhang

Within weeks of arriving on campus, a college student strangely disappears

  • Last updated: March 7, 2023
  • Urbana, IL
  • June 9, 2017

Overview of Yingying Zhang

On Friday, June 9, 2017, visiting scholar Yingying Zhang was reported missing. The video released Monday morning, from the B-4 parking garage on North Goodwin, shows Zhang standing on the east side of Goodwin as the vehicle pulls up beside her. She and the driver speak for some time before she enters the vehicle shortly after 2 p.m., which then continues north on Goodwin Avenue.

University police said Zhang had just gotten off a public bus before the four-door hatchback approached her on the north end of the university campus. Zhang can be seen standing by a tree as a black Saturn Astra pulls up next to her. She had a brief conversation with the driver before entering the vehicle. The FBI says the vehicle appeared to be driven by a white male who circled the area before making contact with Zhang. Zhang is 5-foot-4 and weighs 110 pounds, according to the FBI. She was last seen wearing a charcoal-colored baseball cap, a pink and white top, jeans and white tennis shoes. She carried a black backpack.


  1. Date Missing:June 9, 2017
  2. Age at Incident:26
  3. NAMUS Number:MP38594
  4. Race:Asian
  5. Gender:Female
  6. Height:60
  7. Weight:110
  8. Hair Color:Black
This case needs attention

Our goal is to crowdsource the more than 200,000 unsolved cases of the murdered and missing. Help us add more information to this case. Click here to join us

Featured Sources


Online Resources (1)

Podcasts (1)

Misc (4)

More Cases to Explore

There are currently no cases that match the selected filters.