?create a grave site here in America to honor Yingying’s memory,” said Zhang Ron
ggao, who had begged his daughter’s killer to reveal what he did with his daughter’s body.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路会所
The news conference came days after the family’s lawyer, Steve Beckett, announced that he had learned from Brendt Christensen’s defense team that Zha
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路会所ng’s dismembered body was somewhere in a landfill, giving the family a sliver of hope that it could be found.
But Beckett explained in gruesome detail on Wednesday why that might never hap
pen, even suggesting that any remains “could be?smaller than a cellphone.”亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路会所品茶微信
Christensen, 30, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison last month in the June 2017 kidnap
ping and killing of Zhang Yingying,?a 26-year-old visiting Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路会所
Beckett explained that, after Christensen was convicted, prosecutors explained to the Zhan
g family and their lawyers what Christensen’s attorneys said he told them about what he had done.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路会所品茶微信
“He told them after killing her, he placed her remains in three separate garbage bags,” Beckett said.
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nto a dumpster near his apartment before he disposed of her clothes, cellphone and other of her pers
onal items in dumpsters around the area, which is about 120 miles (195 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路会所品茶微信Sanitation workers emptied the dumpster that purportedly contained the victim’s
remains a few days later and took the contents to a landfill in the Danville area, where they were co
mpacted “at least twice” before being taken to a private landfill and covered with least 30 feet (9 meters) of trash.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路会所
He said that although authorities have a general idea of
where the remains might be, recovering them would be expensive and difficult. 亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路会所品茶微信
Such an effort would also be complicated by environmental rules regarding digging at landf
ills and the fact that the remains have certainly decomposed and are believed to be “very small in size.”