NC – Reward increased to $12,500 in search for missing Mills River man | WLOS

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The reward for information leading to the location of a missing Mills River man has been increased to $12,500.

Thomas (Tommy) Bryson was reported missing Wednesday morning after he left to pick up a nearby family member, but he never arrived. Authorities believe he was kidnapped by now-captured manhunt suspect Phillip Stroupe II.

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Man arrested in connection to missing scholar; Zhang presumed dead – The Daily Illini

The FBI has arrested a suspect in the case of Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting Chinese scholar. Zhang is presumed dead, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

Brendt Christensen, 28, was taken into custody. On Thursday, law enforcement officials overheard him explain that he kidnapped Zhang.

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Family of missing U. of Illinois student has theories on disappearance – CNN.com

(CNN)Yingying Zhang is so cautious, she warned her aunt in China to “be careful” when going out and to avoid using shared ride services.

“You never know who it is,” Liqin Ye recalled her niece saying.

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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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