Honors for work on Zhang case

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (AP) — Three law enforcement officials will be honored for their work investigating the killer of a visiting Chinese scholar at the UI.

Sgt. James Carter, Detective Eric Stiverson and telecommunicator Kenny Costa of the University of Illinois Police Department will be awarded the Chancellor’s Medallion at a ceremony February 24.

The award is the highest honor given by the university and has been awarded seven times.

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Brendt Christensen was convicted and sentenced to life in prison last year in the June 2017 kidnapping of Yingying Zhang. She was a graduate student who had recently arrived at the school’s flagship campus.  

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