CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The FBI is now working on updating billboards to reflect progress in the search for Yingying Zhang.
The agency is using billboards around the area to reach people who may know something. Zhang has been missing for 19 days.
Billboards featuring Zhang and a black Saturn Astra will soon have the car removed from the graphic.
Adams Outdoor Advertising is using five of nine digital billboards, rotating an image of Zhang from 6 am – midnight. It means, at each location, Zhang is shown about 810 times a day.
Adams says it’s not under contract with the FBI, it’s just trying to help. Lash says the billboards will be updated as soon as they have new graphics from the FBI.
Authorities found the car Tuesday, but aren’t releasing any new information to the public. Investigators say they’ve developed several new leads they’re looking into.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. Tipsters are always 100% completely anonymous.
All tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are electronically stripped of any personally identifying information and processed by a third-party answering service, not law enforcement.
Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are paid for information leading to an arrest. Tipsters will never be asked their name and are given a secret code number to use when checking on a possible reward.