Suspect In Kidnapping Of Illinois Visiting Scholar Appears In Court 

(Urbana, IL) — The man accused of kidnapping a missing University of Illinois visiting scholar made his first court appearance Monday. Brendt Christensen is being held without bond, but a federal judge has set a detention hearing for Wednesday. Champaign police say Christensen kidnapped Yingying Zhang early last month, and the FBI does not believe she’s still alive. A motive hasn’t been released.