'A member of UIUC forever'

'A member of UIUC forever'

URBANA — About 100 people gathered at the corner of Clark and Goodwin in Urbana on Thursday for the dedication of a memorial garden for visiting University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang.

Ms. Zhang was last seen there on June 9, 2017. She is presumed dead by the FBI.

"At this place, around this time of the day, she got into that deadly Saturn and never came back," said Peng Yu, the deputy consul general of the Chinese Consulate in Chicago. "Yingying's stay here at UIUC was a very brief one, but with the dedication of this garden, she will always be remembered by us and will be a member of UIUC forever."

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