Father of missing Chinese scholar: ‘Give my daughter back’ | Chicago Sun-Times

URBANA, Ill. — The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois made an emotional appeal on Thursday for his 26-year-old child’s safe return, saying in an interview: “Give my daughter back.”

Yingying Zhang was last seen on a surveillance video getting into a black Saturn Astra in Urbana on the afternoon of June 9. Police have labeled the case a kidnapping but haven’t ruled out other scenarios.

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FBI believes missing U of I student was kidnapped – Wandtv.com

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – The FBI continues to help in the search for a missing scholar from the University of Illinois. They are now treating the case as a kidnapping.

Officers say 26-year-old Yingying Zhang, a visitor from China, went missing Friday afternoon. Surveillance video showed her getting into a black Saturn Astra at around 2 p.m. at the corner of West Clark Street and North Goodwin Avenue. The car then drove away.

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A Year Later: Family Seeks Closure, Answers in Case of Missing Vallejo Teen Pearl Pinson | NBC Bay Area

A vigil was held Thursday to remind people a Vallejo teen is still missing a year after she was kidnapped.

Pearl Pinson, who was 15 at the time, was kidnapped while walking home from school on May 25, 2016. The suspected kidnapper, Fernando Castro, was shot and killed by police the next day in the town of Solvang in Santa Barbara County. But there’s been no sign of Pearl.

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What is the difference between an AMBER Alert, Missing Child Alert? | ClickOrlando

America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, or AMBER Alert, was created in 1996 as a response for local police to find abducted children, according to U.S. Department of Justice.

The alert system, later named Amber, was created after Amber Hagerman, 9, was kidnapped while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas and later murdered.

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New evidence suggests missing Vallejo teen could still be alive – SFGate

Pinson was kidnapped from a Vallejo overpass in May 2016. Witnesses recall seeing a bleeding and screaming Pinson being dragged by an armed man off the pedestrian bridge. Her alleged abductor, 19-year-old Fernando Castillo, was killed in a shootout with police in Southern California last May.

Investigators initially suspected Castro took Pinson to Jenner in Sonoma County. After sifting through hours of surveillance footage from the area, Castro was spotted on a gas station’s camera near Bodega Bay.

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Vigil Held For Missing Vallejo Teen Pearl Pinson | NBC Bay Area

A vigil was held Wednesday night in Vallejo to remind people 15-year-old Pearl Pinson is still missing.

Eight months ago to the day, Pinson was kidnapped while walking home from school. The suspected kidnapper, Fernando Castro, was shot and killed by police the next day in the town of Solvang in Santa Barbara County. But there’s been no sign of Pearl.

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WA – ‘It’s a happy ending:’ Grant County girl missing since May 13 found | KOMO

EPHRATA, Wash. — A Grant County girl last seen in May has been found safe, and the woman who was accused of kidnapping her has been arrested, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office says.

The Sheriff’s Office says U.S. marshals arrested Shirley Jackson of Waterville, Wash., in California. She was wanted on a warrant for first-degree kidnapping warrant.

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