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Candlelight vigil being held Sunday to honor missing student Yingying Zhang

The tragic news of the kidnapping of student Yingying Zhang came a few months ago now, and an arrest has been made, but there is still an ongoing investigation about her whereabouts. 

Now, there will be a candellight vigil to honor her this coming Sunday. Check out the information below.

From the press release:

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A candlelight vigil to honor missing scholar Yingying Zhang will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Anniversary Plaza on the south side of the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana

The event will include remarks by John Wilkin, the interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost; Kim Kidwell, the dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; and a representative of Ms. Zhang’s family.

Performer Ranae Wilson will sing Bette Midler’s “The Rose” as candles are lit, and yellow ribbons will be available to attendees as an additional representation of their support. Candles will be provided.

The vigil is expected to conclude by 7 p.m. In the event of rain, the vigil will be held in the Courtyard Cafe in the Union.

Top photo from UIPD.

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